A convicted felon and documented gang member from Desert Hot Springs was arrested for possessing a loaded gun with an obliterated serial number, authorities said Saturday.

The Coachella Valley Violent Crime Gang Task Force conducted a probation compliance search Friday at a residence in the 13000 block of Nahum Drive in Desert Hot Springs, according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.

Task force members found a loaded .357 revolver with an obliterated serial number and arrested 44-year-old Sean Hatley, authorities said.

Hatley was arrested on suspicion of being a felon in possession of a firearm, a felon in possession of ammunition, and possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number.

He was booked at John Benoit Detention Center in Indio on $10,000 bail, and is due in court Wednesday at the Indio Larson Justice Center.

Anyone with relevant information about Hatley was asked to contact Deputy Henson at 760-836-1600. Tips about gang activity in general can be registered by calling the Gang Task Force Tip Line at 951-922-7601.

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