A California man was recently arrested and charged for his alleged involvement in various crimes. He is said to have a previous criminal record and, as of the last report, was being held without bail at a detention center. The charges currently filed against him include vehicle theft, reckless driving, possession of a weapon and possession of drugs.
The 40-year-old was arrested on Oct. 21 in Hemet. He is accused taking a motorcycle and leading authorities on a chase through the city. When apprehended, police claim that he had a firearm and drugs in his possession. Officers have also suggested that there was a physical altercation with the man before his arrest.
All of the charges against this individual are reportedly felonies. He is also said to have an out-of-state arrest warrant pending, though it is unclear as to why the warrant was issued. Aside from his initial arraignment, it is unknown if any further court dates have been scheduled regarding this matter.
This individual has been convicted on charges of theft, firearm possession and reckless driving in the past, which may reflect negatively on his case. The California criminal justice system can be harsh on those who are considered repeat offenders, but this does not mean that these individuals are unable to defend themselves. What really matters right now are the facts surrounding the event for which he was recently arrested. The accused can work together with his legal counsel, and with the prosecution if necessary, to resolve this matter in a way that best benefits him now and in the future.
Source: Murrieta, Ca Patch, "Charges Filed Against Armed Felon Accused of Stealing Motorcycle", Renee Schiavone, Oct. 23, 2015