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Argument over removal of a motor home leads to arrest of a felon in possession of a firearm

April 8, 2017

NEEDLES, Calif – On Friday, April 7 at 12:10 in the morning, deputies from the San Bernardino County Sheriff - Colorado River Station were dispatched to a disturbance in the 700 block of California Avenue. Todd Lee Hurt (age 56 of Needles) and another man were arguing over the removal of a motor home parked on the side of the residence.

Deputies arrived on scene and spoke to Hurt in his motor home. During the conversation, the reporting party told deputies that Hurt displayed a handgun during the argument. Deputy Yates walked into the motor home and located a loaded Smith and Wesson 9mm handgun on the mattress in the bedroom. Hurt is a convicted felon and is prohibited from possessing a firearm.

Hurt was placed under arrest and during a search, incident to arrest, a deputy located a clear plastic baggy and glass pipe under the mattress. The baggy contained a white crystal like substance which later tested positive for methamphetamine.

Hurt was transported and booked into the Needles jail for convicted felon in possession of a firearm and possession of a controlled substance where he will be held on a $50,000 bail.

Persons charged with a crime are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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