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Apple Valley Man Arrested for Negligent Discharge of a Firearm

APPLE VALLEY, Calif. ( A 58-year-old Apple Valley man was arrested for negligent discharge of a firearm Thursday morning.

On May 11, 2017, at about 8:00 a.m. deputies responded to a residence located in the 8400 block of Aspen Road in the unincorporated area of Apple Valley.

When deputies arrived they found David Floyd Rains in possession of a firearm.

“Deputy Sean Byrne conducted an investigation at the residence and learned David Rains had fired a weapon outside his residence,” stated Sheriff’s spokeswoman Pamela Hoffman.

David Rains was taken into custody without incident and booked at High Desert Detention Center, where he is being held on a charge of negligent discharge of a firearm, with bail set at $50,000.

Anyone with information regarding this crime is urged to contact Deputy Sean Byrne at the Victor Valley Sheriff’s Station, (760) 552-6801. Persons wishing to remain anonymous can report information to WeTip by calling 1-800-78-CRIME, or by accessing the website at

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