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January 11, 2018

HOMELESS MAN LIVING ON SANTA ANA RIVER TRAIL IN ORANGE CHARGED WITH POSSESSING TWO FIREARMS AND MULTIPLE BOXES OF AMMUNITION INSIDE HIS TENT

Filed under: California Defense Attorney — fayarfa @ 12:06 am

SANTA ANA, Calif. – A homeless man living on the Santa Ana River Trail (SART) in Orange was charged yesterday with possessing two firearms and two boxes of ammunition.

Defendant
Charges
Maximum Sentence
Court Date
Jeffrey Richard Lundell, 47, Santa Ana
Charged yesterday with:Felony
  • (2) Possession of a firearm by a felon
  • Possession of ammunition by a felon

Misdemeanor

  • Possession of controlled substance paraphernalia

Sentencing Enhancements

  • Prior strike convictions for residential burglary and assault with a deadly weapon in Texas in 2011
  • Not remaining free for a period of five years or more
Eight years and eight months in state prison
Pre-trial hearing

Jan. 18, 2018,

8:30 a.m.

Department C-55, Central Justice Center, Santa Ana

Circumstances of the Case

  • At the time of the crimes, Lundell was on probation and living in a tent on the SART near the city of Orange.
  • On Jan. 5, 2018, deputies from the Orange County Sheriff’s Department (OCSD) Homeless Outreach Team who actively patrol the SART area due to the increased dangerousness in the encampments and to provide outreach services to the persons living on the SART contacted the defendant in his tent.
  • Lundell is accused of possessing a backpack containing a .22 caliber magazine with seven rounds of ammunition and two boxes of ammunition: a box of 20 gauge shotgun ammunition and a box of .22 caliber ammunition.
  • The defendant is further accused of possessing a black trash bag containing a .20 gauge shotgun and a .22 caliber rifle inside the tent.
  • OCSD arrested Lundell at the scene.

Prosecutor: Deputy District Attorney Denise Hernandez, Special Prosecutions Unit

Orange County District Attorney / Case # 18CF0134 / January 10, 2018

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