RIVERSIDE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT
Sheriff Chad Bianco
|Press Release:||Felon in Possession of Firearm|
|Station Area:||Moreno Valley|
|Written Date:||November 19, 2020||Time:||12:46 AM|
|Incident Date:||November 18, 2020||Time:||8:30 PM|
|Incident Location:||22000 block of Alessandro Boulevard, Moreno Valley|
|Reporting Officer:||Sergeant Jose Ayala|
On Wednesday, November 18th, 2020, at 8:30 P.M., members of the Moreno Valley Station’s Special Enforcement Team conducted a traffic stop in the 22000 block of Alessandro Boulevard, in the city of Moreno Valley. Deputies contacted, Jontai McNair, a 21-year-old resident of Moreno Valley. Deputies discovered McNair was on probation for possession of a stolen vehicle. A subsequent probation search of McNair’s vehicle revealed a loaded P80 9mm semi-automatic handgun and a loaded .40 caliber Smith and Wesson M&P inside of the vehicle.
McNair was taken into custody and charged with being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Possession of a Concealed Firearm in a Vehicle, Possession of an Unregistered Firearm, and Probation Violation. McNair is also currently out on bail for a felony assault with a firearm. Since McNair continues to pose a risk to the public deputies requested a bail enhancement. McNair was booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center and the judge increased his bail to $500,000.00.
Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Deputy Kenny Hoon at (951) 486-6700.
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