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Posted on: May 19, 2022

Felon in Possession of a Loaded Firearm

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Riverside County Sheriff's Department Press Release

Reporting Deputy: Sgt. Jose Ayala, Region 6 Gang Task Force

File # GP221390001

Details:

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Darnell Sturges

On Thursday, May 19, 2022, at 1:00 P.M., members of the Riverside County Regional Gang Task Force Region 6 Perris / Lake Elsinore conducted a vehicle stop in the 1100 block of Perrisito Street, in the city of Perris. Deputies contacted Darnell Sturges, a 29-year-old resident of Lake Elsinore. Deputies discovered Sturges was a convicted felon and operating his vehicle without a driver’s license. Deputies requested Sturges exit his vehicle and Sturges complied. A subsequent search of Sturges’ vehicle incident to arrest revealed a loaded .380-caliber firearm and one pound of processed marijuana.

Sturges was taken into custody and charged with being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Felon in Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Concealed Firearm in a Vehicle, and Possession of Marijuana for Sales. Sturges was booked into the Cois Byrd Detention Center.

The Perris-Lake Elsinore Regional Gang Task Force is committed to creating safe and secure neighborhoods free of violent crime and gang activity. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Deputy Ismael Gomez at (951) 210-1000.

For media inquiries regarding this incident please contact the Media Information Bureau.

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