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Arrest for felon in possession of firearms

February 15, 2020

NEEDLES, Calif – On Monday, February 10 at about 1:49 PM, a deputy the San Bernardino County Sheriff - Colorado River Station conducted a vehicle check on a gray Chrysler 300 at the intersection of the Cibola Street and A Street in Needles. While approaching the vehicle he observed an American Indian male, who he recognized as Richard Twobulls (age 25 of Needles) that he knew to have a felony no bail warrant for a parole violation.

The deputy saw Twobulls reaching under the passenger seat of the vehicle attempting to hide something. Twobulls stepped away from the vehicle and was placed under arrest for his warrant.

During a search of the passenger seat area, a sawed off 12-gauge shotgun was located. The shotgun had the serial number grounded off and was unreadable. During a further search of the vehicle a loaded .44 caliber hand gun was located in between the driver seat and the driver door.

Twobulls is a convicted felon and is prohibited from owning or possessing any type of firearms or ammunition. Twobulls was booked into the Colorado River Station Jail and is being held with no bail pending a court hearing.

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

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