Needles, CA: Deputies arrested a man for being a felon in possession of a loaded firearm.
According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station, at 11:00 a.m. PT on Wednesday, February 27th, 2019, Deputy Hernandez conducted a vehicle check of a suspicious vehicle parked behind Motel 6 on the 1400 block of J Street in Needles, California.
Deputy Hernandez recognized one of the occupants of the vehicle, identified publicly by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station as 25 years old Jorge Estrada. a transient.
Deputy Hernandez was aware Estrada had outstanding warrants for his arrest and was wanted for questioning regarding a murder investigation in Phoenix, Arizona.
Deputy Hernandez attempted to take Estrada into custody but Jorge Estrada fought with him and Hernandez tried to flee on foot.
As he was running away, Estrada threw a loaded pistol into the bushes. Jorge Estrada was quickly apprehended and the pistol was located.
A records check showed Estrada was a convicted felon an d prohibited from possessing any firearms or ammunition.
Detectives from the Phoenix Police Department traveled to Needles and conducted their investigation. Estada was booked at the Colorado River Station Jail in Needles, California and faces charges of being a felon in possession of a firearm and assault on a peace officer.
One of Estada’s warrants was for a violation of his terms of Post Release Community Supervision and he is being held without bond.
Anybody with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Deputy Hernandez at the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station at: 1 (760)326-9200.
Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at: 1 (800) 78-CRIME (27463), or you may leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at: www.wetip.com.
** Press Release: **