Crime

Four arrested in firearm bust in Santa Maria

Two brothers arrested, both convicted felons

Santa Maria, Calif. - Four people were arrested after a search warrant service in Santa Maria Wednesday morning. 

Sheriff's deputies executed a search warrant in the 1800 block of Ironwood Drive at around 7:15 a.m. 

Deputies found several rounds of ammunition of various calibers, loaded and unloaded high-capacity magazines, several handguns, long rifles, as well as an assault rifle which were all confiscated from the residence. 

Of the four people arrested during the search warrant service, two of them were brothers who are both convicted felons. 

Auston Fout, 23, was booked into the Santa Barbara County Jail and could face charges of being a felon in possession of a firearm and unlawful possession of ammunition. He is being held on $35,000 bail.

Colton Fout, 26, was also booked and could face charges of being a felon in possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition as well as being in possession of unlawful paraphernalia.

Colton Fout posted bail Thursday, which was set at $35,000.

Justine Garcia, 25, was arrested for a $25,000 outstanding warrant for her arrest out of Santa Barbara County for Violation of Probation.  

Laura Burson, 54, of Santa Maria was also arrested for a $25,000 outstanding warrant for her arrest out of Santa Barbara County for Violation of Probation.

Burson posted bail Thursday and was released.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's K9 Unit, as well as the AB109 Compliance Response Team, assisted with the execution of the search warrant and apprehension of the suspects.

 


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