A 20-year-old man accused of carrying two high-capacity rifles and other loaded firearms in his car while driving through Cabazon was charged Friday with 15 felony offenses.
Devin Ryan Devore of Hemet was arrested and booked into the Smith Correctional Facility in Banning on Wednesday night following a traffic stop by Riverside County sheriff’s deputies near the Morongo Casino Resort & Spa.
Devore is charged with five counts of being in possession of loaded guns without a permit, as well as 10 counts of possessing large capacity magazines without a permit.
The defendant, who is being held in lieu of $500,000 bail, was slated to make his initial court appearance Friday afternoon at the Banning Justice Center.
According to sheriff’s Sgt. Michael Shacklett, deputies were called to the 49500 block of Seminole Drive at about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday to investigate reports of a man driving around with a rifle in plain view.
Shacklett said deputies stopped the driver, Devore, and detained him without incident.
“Deputies located two rifles, one of them unregistered, two handguns and high-capacity magazines in the vehicle,” the sergeant said. “A handgun was also found in Devore’s back pocket. Each gun was loaded.”
It was unclear what the defendant intended to do with the firearms.
He has no documented prior felony or misdemeanor convictions in Riverside County.