Kings County deputy recognizes suspect driving truck with three active warrants

By The Leader Staff
Suspect Jerry Rice
Suspect Jerry Rice

On Friday, October 8, at about 11 p.m., a Kings County deputy spotted a grey Chevrolet pickup in the area of 12th Avenue and Highway 198 in Hanford and recognized a suspect, Jerry Rice, driving the pickup.

The deputy ran a record check on Rice and learned that the suspect had three active Kings County warrants issued for his arrest. Charges included a conviction involving a felon in possession of ammunition and having been under the influence of a controlled substance and driving on a suspended driver’s license.

The total bail was $176,000.

The deputy made a traffic enforcement stop on the Chevrolet, contacted the suspect Rice, and arrested him on his warrants. During the investigation, the deputy confirmed that Rice was driving with a suspended driver’s license. The suspect’s pickup was impounded.

Prior to towing the pickup, the deputy searched the vehicle and discovered approximately 28 grams of Methamphetamine, several hypodermic needles and 17 unspent shotgun rounds. The deputy later confirmed – through  Kings County Records – that  that Rice was a convicted felon, and he was banned from possession of ammunition.

The deputy booked the suspect into Kings County Jail on the three warrants: felon in possession of ammunition, possession of a controlled substance and being under the influence of a controlled substance. His bail was set at $206,000. 

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