Inyokern man arrested with grenade, weapons, paraphernalia

Inyokern man arrested with grenade, weapons, paraphernaliaBy BRIAN COSNER

News Review Staff Writer

A traffic stop last last week resulted in Kern County Sheriff Deputies arresting a convicted felon in possession of weapons, including a hand grenade, and narcotics paraphernalia.

According to a release from the Kern County Sheriff’s Office, deputies made a traffic stop at the intersection of North Brown Road and Inyokern Road around 10:15 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 22, where they stopped suspect Charles Holmes, 42-year-old Inyokern Resident, for a traffic violation. Holmes was reportedly in possession of narcotics paraphernalia and placed under arrest.

Deputies searched the vehicle, finding a loaded rifle, high capacity magazines, body armor and a hand grenade – all of which Holmes was prohibited from possessing as a felon.

KCSO’s bomb squad responded to the scene to dispose of the hand grenade. Holmes was taken to the Mojave Jail where he was booked on multiple weapons, narcotics and other violations. More information was not available at press time.

Pictured: A rifle, body armor, ammunition and narcotics paraphernalia recovered after KCSO deputies conducted a traffic stop of 42-year-old Inyokern resident Charles Holmes. - Courtesy photos

Story First Published: 2020-10-30