Wanted Felon Arrested With Assault Rifle In Santa Barbara

Posted on Friday, May 10, 2013 12:56am

A convicted felon wanted for forgery, but armed with a loaded assault rifle was arrested after an alert Santa Barbara Police officer saw him driving down a city street.

An officer spotted Sergio Ivan Soto driving down the 300 block of West Pueblo Street.

When officers pulled him over, he at first denied his identity, but they say a search of his vehicle led to the discovery of the assault rifle, plus drugs, plus stolen checks, and documents with sensitive personal financial information from a number of people.

He was arrested on nearly a dozen charges.

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