Felon arrested for firearm possession in East Bakersfield

Posted at 2:29 PM, May 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-25 17:29:01-04

On May 25, 2017 at 12:34 a.m., officers with the Bakersfield Police Department responded to a residence located near E California Avenue and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. on Clarendon Street to conduct a search.

Charles Barefield, 36, exited the residence and discarded two shotguns onto the roof of the residence. Barefield was taken into custody without incident and during a search of the residence officers found a .22 caliber rifle.

Barefield was arrested and booked for possession of a firearm by a felon, gang member in possession of a firearm, and participating in a criminal street gang.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to call the Bakersfield Police Department (661) 327-7111.