Parolee Arrested With AR-15 Ghost Gun, Fake Law Enforcement Badge

City News Service

A parolee was behind bars Friday on suspicion of possessing firearms, including a so-called “ghost gun,” while being a convicted felon.

Brandon Myers, 33, was booked into the John Benoit Detention Center in Indio on suspicion possessing firearms while being a felon, possessing ammunition while being a felon and possessing suspected methamphetamine.

The Coachella Valley Violent Crime Gang Task Force and Riverside Sheriff’s Deputies were conducting a probation check on Aug. 12 at the 14000 block of Palm Drive in Desert Hot Springs when they located two firearms and a replica law enforcement badge in Myers’ possession.

Sgt. Paul Heredia stated that when they contacted Myers for a probation check, they found him in possession of an AR-15 without a serial number — considered a ghost gun for being untraceable — and a handgun with an altered serial number. Heredia also reported what is suspected as methamphetamine.

Myers’ previous criminal history was not made clear besides being a convicted felon.

Myers is expected to make an appearance at the Larson Justice Center in Indio as early as Monday, court jail records show.

 

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