Kings County man arrested for allegedly brandishing ghost gun, threatening to shoot people
Above: Samuel Brito booking photo | Kings County Sheriff’s Office
A Kings County man was recently arrested for allegedly brandishing a firearm and later resisting arrest, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
28-year-old Samuel Brito had been identified as the primary suspect in an incident at Santa Rosa Rancheria on Friday, December 3, in which he allegedly brandished a loaded gun and pointed it at several people, threatening to shoot them. Though authorities were contacted, Brito had fled by the time deputies arrived and the Sheriff’s Office promptly issued a warrant for his arrest.
Deputies eventually located Brito, again at the Santa Rosa Rancheria, on Christmas Day. After a short foot pursuit, deputies were able to take him into custody and search him, reportedly finding a loaded .9mm pistol without a serial number in his pocket, which directly violates the parameters of his status as a previously convicted felon. Deputies also suspected that he was under the influence of a controlled substance at the time.
Brito was ultimately booked at the Kings County Jail on a variety of charges, with bail set at $125,000.