Kings deputies investigate weapon-related incident and make arrest

By The Leader Staff
Suspect Vincent Ignacio
Suspect Vincent Ignacio

On Monday, October 11, at approximately 5 p.m., Kings County Deputies arrived at a Lacey Boulevard location to investigate a possible weapon-related offense.

Deputies met with the victim and learned a male suspect, named Vincent Ignacio, may have pointed a firearm at the victim.

According to a Kings County Sheriff's Department report, while the victim drove to a location on Lacey Blvd, the suspect, Ignacio, followed the victim in his own car. When the victim arrived at his destination, Ignacio, according to deputies, pointed a weapon at the victim. Deputies say Ignacio threatened the victim, then returned to his vehicle and left the area.

Deputies contacted Ignacio at his residence on the Tachi Rancheria and placed him under arrest. Deputies searched his vehicle and found a Glock .40 caliber handgun which matched the description of the gun provided by the victim. Deputies ran the serial number on the Glock and discovered the gun was stolen out of the City of Porterville.

After closer inspection of the Glock, Deputies noticed it had been modified to be a fully automatic firearm. Deputies also located several high-capacity magazines and ammunition inside the vehicle as well.  

Deputies booked the suspect into the Kings County Jail for exhibiting a firearm in a threatening manner, criminal threats, possession of the stolen property, carrying a concealed weapon inside a vehicle, possession of a high capacity magazine, possession of a machine gun, and carrying a loaded firearm in public under specific circumstances. His bail was set at $150,000.      

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