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Man in possession of stolen firearm arrested in Lompoc, police say

Posted at 5:17 AM, Jul 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-01 08:46:14-04

Lompoc Police responded to reports of a man in possession of a firearm Tuesday afternoon.

The incident was reported at around 4:19 p.m. in the area of the 600 N. Third/Fourth Alley.

Responding officers found the suspect driving a stolen vehicle, and detectives later identified him as 37-year-old Jerald Tucker.

Officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop, however Tucker initially failed to stop and a vehicle pursuit followed until Tucker pulled over.

Police say Tucker exited the vehicle and was found to be in possession of a loaded firearm. Further investigation revealed that the firearm was reported stolen.

Police say Tucker is a convicted felon and is prohibited from possessing firearms. Tucker was booked on multiple charges.