Oroville, Ca--On August 13, 2014 at approx 8:30 PM Butte County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to Cal-Fire Station 64 in Kelly Ridge, to contact a man reporting he had been threatened with a firearm. When Deputies arrived, they contacted the victim, David Wright. Wright reported that he had been threatened with a knife and a fully automatic firearm.
Through their investigation, deputies learned that the suspect was staying at 26 Demetri Pl in Bangor.
Deputies went to 26 Demetri Pl and contacted suspect Jerome Saravia , 37. During the investigation Saravia was found to be in possession of a rifle and a handgun converted to fire full automatic. Saravia has a prior felony arrest and is prohibited from possessing firearms.
Saravia was arrested for being a felon in possession of two firearms, being in possession of a full auto firearm, being in possession of ammunition, being in possession of a high capacity magazine, and being in possession of a firearm with the serial number removed. Saravia was booked in to Butte County Jail and bail was set at $135,000.
This investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Butte County Sheriff’s Office at 538-7321.
For more information, please contact
BCSO Media Liaison Miranda Bowersox