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Sheriff’s POP Team Investigation Yields Felony Arrest In Coarsegold

COARSEGOLD – A Coarsegold man is behind bars following an investigation by the Madera County Sheriff’s Problem Oriented Policing Team (POP) that led to his arrest on multiple felonies involving firearms and drugs.

During a two month period the Madera County Sheriff’s Office received several calls for service in the Coarsegold area regarding a subject shooting firearms during late evening hours.

Due to the recurring nature of these incidents, the POP Team initiated an investigation, and a possible suspect was identified. That individual – 50-year-old Mark Raymond – was discovered by Deputy Chambers to be prohibited from owning or possessing firearms.

The Madera County Sheriff’s POP team, with assistance from MADNET, served a search warrant at Raymond’s residence in Coarsegold on Apr. 3.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, Raymond was found to be in possession of multiple firearms including a sawed-off shotgun and multiple controlled substances including methamphetamine and heroin.

Raymond was subsequently arrested and booked into the Madera County Jail for multiple felony and misdemeanor charges including convicted felon in possession of firearms, convicted felon in possession of ammunition, possession of a sawed-off shotgun, being in possession of a firearm and controlled substances, and possession of a controlled substances.

Raymond remains in custody at Madera County Department of Corrections on a $50,000 bond.

(Photo Madera Co. Sheriff. We are sorry, but the Madera County Jail is no longer providing booking photos.)

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