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Suspect arrested for firearm and gang charges in Wasco

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Posted at 4:20 PM, Apr 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-24 19:20:27-04

WASCO, Calif. — The Kern County Sheriff's Office arrested a 31-year-old man and convicted felon on gun and gang charges in Wasco earlier this week.

According to KCSO, Jose Garnica was contacted by deputies at about 7:15 p.m. Tuesday near the intersection of Oak Avenue and 12th Street. Deputies found him in possession of a loaded gun, ammunition and an additional magazine for the gun. He also had a felony warrant out for his arrest.

Garnica was arrested on charges of felon in possession of a loaded gun, felon in possession of ammunition, gang member carrying a concealed firearm and carrying a concealed firearm in public, according to the sheriff’s office.