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US attorney: Felon charged with unlawfully possessing ammunition

Slide Court Report

A Bakersfield man was charged Thursday by a federal grand jury with being a felon in possession of ammunition, Acting U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert’s office announced in a news release.

Law enforcement officers stopped a vehicle with Raylon Thijay Randle, 24, as a passenger and discovered he had a nine millimeter handgun loaded with 31 rounds of ammunition, according to Talbert’s office. Randle cannot legally possess firearms or ammunition because he was convicted in 2016 of first-degree burglary and in 2018 of being a felon in possession of a firearm, according to Talbert’s office.

If convicted, Randle faces 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine, the office stated in a news release.