Task Force arrests Williams man on suspicion of gun, other charges

At about 12:32 PM on Oct. 24, Colusa County Task Force agents were patrolling around Colusa when they spotted a Williams man, whom they knew had an outstanding misdemeanor arrest warrant, driving near the 1000 block of Bridge Street. The agents contacted the man, Moises Carmona, at the Chevron station on Bridge Street, confirmed the warrant, and placed him under arrest.

Task Force Agent and Colusa County Sheriff’s Sgt. Michael Bradwell said that the vehicle had to be towed because it was parked at a gas pump at the station. Agents conducted an inventory search of the vehicle during the initiation of the towing process, Bradwell said, and discovered a .38 caliber revolver in the driver’s side door with the serial number defaced, ammunition for the revolver, and a .22 caliber long rifle, burglary tools, and stolen property related to a recent burglary in the Williams area including checkbooks, ID cards, and a credit card. Agents also located a safe in the vehicle, which was later opened after they obtained a search warrant. Bradwell said that more stolen property was found inside the safe.

Carmona was arrested on suspicion of receiving stolen property, possession of a firearm with altered identification, burglary, being a felon in possession of a firearm, being a felon in possession of ammunition, and participating in a criminal street gang – all felonies. He was also arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor charges of possession of a concealed weapon or loaded firearm, possession of burglary tools, resisting or delaying a police officer, and battery on a police officer.

“When he was being arrested, he kicked one officer and spit on another,” Bradwell said.

Carmona was booked into the Colusa County Jail on the new charges, and his bail was set at $155,000. He was arraigned in Colusa County Superior Court the following day. The district attorney’s office filed charges for possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of ammunition by a felon, carrying a concealed firearm, possession of a firearm with identifying numbers removed, two counts of battery on a peace officer, resisting arrest, possession of burglary tools, identity theft, and receiving stolen property with a value under $950. No charges were filed for participation in a criminal street gang. Carmona was set to appear in court again on Tuesday to enter a plea, after the time of publication.

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Brian Pearson is the Managing Editor & Reporter for the Williams Pioneer Review. Brian joined the Williams Pioneer Review in June 2016 and is committed to bringing hyperlocal news to its readers. A few of his projects include reporting on local government and the newly feature sports page. To contact Brian about this article, or for future articles, please email him at brian@colusacountynews.net