Two men were arrested in Merced on Wednesday afternoon after they were found with firearms they weren’t supposed to have, according to police.
Merced Police Department’s Gang Violence Suppression Unit “developed information” that 23-year-old convicted felon Antonio Jacobo had a gun, police said in a statement.
Inside his home in the 1400 block of N. West Bear Creek, police said, was a short-barreled shotgun, ammunition and a zip gun.
Jacobo was arrested on suspicion of being a felon in possession of those weapons, police said. He’s being held in lieu of $210,000 bail, according to jail records.
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Later that day, at about 5:20 p.m., police found Roberto Garcia Barajas of Merced to have a 44 caliber gun during a parole search of his home in 1600 block of Ellen Avenue, according to a news release.
He was arrested on suspicion of being a felon in possession of a firearm and booked at the Merced County Jail, police said. He’s held without bail, according to jail records.