MADERA COUNTY – On Thursday morning, Apr. 9, Madera County Sheriff’s detectives served a search warrant at a residence on Brookhill Road in southeastern Madera County.
Detectives were following up on a report of a stolen boat motor and received information that the motor could be at the residence on Brookhill.
The Sheriff’s Office reports that during the course of the investigation detectives learned that the resident, Jeremy Huff, was a convicted felon who had been sentenced to prison in 2004 for grand theft and receiving stolen property. It was also learned that Huff is an avid hunter in possession of numerous firearms. Under California and Federal law, felons are not allowed to possess firearms.
During the search of Huff’s residence the stolen boat motor was located, along with 24 firearms, ammunition reloading equipment, and over 1,000 rounds of ammunition.
Also according to the Sheriff’s Office, several game animals were found in Huff’s freezer; a California Fish and Wildlife game warden came to the scene and determined that Huff did not have the proper tags for hunting the animals.
Huff was not at his house when the warrant was served, though he returned to the area while detectives were searching. Huff was taken into custody and booked into the Madera County Department of Corrections for being in possession of stolen property and being a felon in possession of firearms.