Kings County deputy makes vehicle stop, arrests suspect with gun

By The Leader Staff
Suspect Carlos Quair
Suspect Carlos Quair

While patrolling on Jersey Avenue and 18th Avenue in Lemoore at about 4 a.m. on Friday, November 6, a Kings County deputy spotted a silver Lincoln passenger vehicle traveling on Jersey Avenue, which failed to stop at a four-way stop intersection.

The suspect drove through the intersection at 55 miles per hour. Based on that violation, the deputy initiated a traffic enforcement stop.

The deputy contacted the driver and the vehicle’s two passengers. One of the passengers identified himself as Jimmy Quair. However, the deputy determined that he may have lied about his name.

His real name was, in fact, Carlos Quair, and he was on active probation in Tulare County,  and he was subject to search by a peace officer.

During a search of the immediate area where the suspect, Quair, was seated, the deputy discovered a Glock model 22 .40 caliber pistol. The magazine contained 12 rounds of ammunition, and the serial number was unregistered.

Via his investigation, the deputy determined that the weapon belonged to Quair. He had previously been convicted of a felony, and the suspect was not allowed to possess a firearm or ammunition.

The deputy arrested Quair and booked him into Kings County Jail on charges that included false identification, possession of an undetectable firearm, carrying a concealed firearm inside a vehicle, being a felon in possession of a firearm, and a probation violation. Bail was set at $90,000.   

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