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Gang member caught with loaded gun in Redwood Valley

A vehicle code violation led to the arrest of a known gang member on suspicion of illegally possessing weapons in Redwood Valley late last month.

Just before 3 AM on Friday, November 22, a Mendocino County Sheriff’s Deputy noticed a Honda pulling out of Eagle Peak Middle School and pulled the driver over for a vehicle code violation.

The deputy recognized the driver as 18-year-old Daniel Audel Ayala of Ukiah, a known gang member who had recently been given probation for a prior weapons charge and, as such, is legally prohibited from owning firearms.

The deputy noticed the grip of a gun under the front driver’s seat, which turned out to be a loaded Smith & Wesson semi-automatic 9mm.

Ayala was taken into custody on suspicion of being a criminal street gang member carrying a loaded firearm, carrying a concealed weapon in a vehicle, possession of a loaded handgun not registered to the owner, and violation of probation.

He was booked on $55,000 bail.

Gang member caught with loaded gun in Redwood Valley was last modified: December 2nd, 2019 by admin