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Felon With Loaded Semi-Automatic Handgun Arrested in Benicia Tuesday

33-year-old Michael Horne had been staying at a residence on the 200 block of Baker Street.

 

Benicia Police arrested an ex-felon in possession of a loaded 9mm semi-automatic handgun on Tuesday.  

The department had learned that 33-year-old Michael Horne was staying at a residence on the 200 block of Baker Street. Horne has an outstanding no-bail misdemeanor warrant for DUI from Contra Costa County. 

"As two BPD officers contacted the resident, the wanted male suspect fled out a backdoor," said Benicia Police in a release. "Officers at the front door relayed this information to other officers who were waiting in the backyard."

Here's how it played out from there, according to the department: 

Upon seeing the police officers, this subject immediately surrendered by lying down on the ground.  While taking him into custody, he admitted to being armed with a firearm.  In his waistband, police located a 9mm semi-automatic pistol with a loaded 30 round high capacity magazine.  The firearm had a round chambered.

Horne has several prior felony convictions for being a felon in possession of a loaded firearm.

Lt. Frank Hartig said “we are very fortunate that this incident concluded with the suspect surrendering and complying with the officer’s orders. The officers confronted an armed suspect, with a prior history of violence and weapons convictions, in a dark backyard.  The professionalism and training of these officers prevented this situation from turning out with negative results.”

Here are the charges: 

  • Ex-Felon Possess Firearm (F)
  • Felon w/prior conviction for possession of firearm (F)
  • Possess Concealed Firearm (F)
  • Possess High Capacity Magazine (M)
  • Misdemeanor DUI Warrant – Contra Costa County 
Michelle Kye February 06, 2013 at 08:05 PM
Good Job Benicia P.D.!
T. Gunter February 06, 2013 at 09:55 PM
A hand-gun with a "30-round magazine"? Really? Come on. You should double check this. A 30-round 9mm pistol mag would be about a foot long. It would not be unobtrusive tucked in a waistband. In CA, a high capacity mag for a hand gun is anything over 10-rounds.
AL February 07, 2013 at 09:33 PM
Yes good job - BUT another example that the criminals don't care about gun laws
Lynne P February 08, 2013 at 01:29 AM
Ditto! Very good job!
"The Black Panther of Poetry" February 08, 2013 at 03:59 AM
The criminals may be able to kill us with their Guns but we will kill them with our love and kindness.
Babaloo February 08, 2013 at 06:18 AM
well..they do make them with 30 rounds and it can go deep into the pants. the idiot. obviously he has been arrested before for a similar crime. why was he still able to be out walking the streets ?.. the laws do not work, because it's only words to them. put a little "hurt" on them and they "won't" do it again....
Babaloo February 08, 2013 at 02:46 PM
you still end up dead booby,,,,
"The Black Panther of Poetry" February 08, 2013 at 08:23 PM
So that's it? "You People" suffer from Acute Thanotophobia!!!! Here is a little verse for "You People" from revelations, 23rd Psalms; I hope it gives "You People" a little, if not a lot of comfort!!! "Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil........."

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