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Arrest for grenade found in truck

2013-02-20 10:13

OILDALE, California - A Metropolitan patrol deputy pulled over a driver in a truck in Oildale and found he had dangerous weapons in his possession.

The officer found that the Bakersfield man had a short-barrel shotgun and a metal military hand grenade in his truck when it was searched near California Street and Washington Avenue.

Driver, Jeryd Priddy (27) was arrested and booked into the Kern County Sheriff's Office central receiving facility and charged for being in possession of a firearm, possession of a short-barrel shotgun and a grenade.

BOMB SQUAD CALL OUT

According to the deputy, he moved the truck's passengers to a safe distance. More officers arrived at the scene and evacuated  residents from their homes.

The Kern County Sheriff's Office bomb squad was called out and found the grenade to be static.