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Firearm, ammo found in convicted felon’s vehicle following traffic stop in Victorville



VICTORVILLE, Calif. ( — A search of a convicted felon’s vehicle led to the discovery of a firearm and ammunition, officials said.

It happened on February 11, 2020, at about 1:00 am., in the area of Seventh Street and Lorene Drive in Victorville.

A Victorville deputy on patrol conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle after it failed to stop at a red light, officials said.

The deputy conducted a records check on the driver, Jacob Short, 29, a resident of Victorville, and was found to have an active warrant for his arrest.

“Prior to transporting Short to jail, a tow truck was requested for his vehicle and an inventory search conducted,” stated sheriff’s spokeswoman Mara Rodriguez. “During the search, a firearm and ammunition were located in the vehicle.”

According to Rodriguez, Short is a convicted felon and prohibited from possessing a firearm. Short was also found to be under the influence of a controlled substance.

He was booked at High Desert Detention Center for use of a controlled substance while possessing a firearm and felon in possession of a firearm.

His bail is set a $75,000 and is scheduled for arraignment in a Victorville courtroom on February 14, 2020.