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Kern County Probation officers arrest man after finding assault rifle, high capacity magazines

Posted: 4:13 PM, Nov 08, 2019
Updated: 2019-11-08 19:13:16-05
Probation Gun Arrest

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Officers with the Kern County Probation Department's High-Risk Offender Unit conducted a check on Jason Griffith, who was on probation for an unnamed felony. During a check of Griffith's residence in the 300 block of Washington Avenue in Bakersfield, officers found an AR-15 style assault rifle and multiple high capacity magazines.

Griffith was arrested and charged with firearm-related charges.

A second man who was at the residence at the time of the check, Gabriel Garza, was arrested on an outstanding warrant on alleged sex offenses. He was also charged with firearm-related charges.