KCSO: Deputies arrest felon in possession of rifles, body armor in Wasco

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Kern County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a felon with guns and body armor Tuesday in Wasco.

The sheriff’s office said deputies arrested 51-year-old Lionel Gonzalez after serving a search warrant at a home in the 1000 block of Broadway Avenue.

According to officials, deputies found a shotgun, two rifles, high-capacity magazines, several rounds of ammunition and body armor.

Gonzalez was booked on several charges including possessing a firearm and body armor as a felon and illegal possession of ammunition.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to contact the Kern County Sheriff’s Office at 861-3110 or the Secret Witness Hotline at 322-4040.

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