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Ex-Felon Suspected Of Carrying Loaded Firearm Arrested By Lake Elsinore Deputy

The suspect, 29-year-old Charles Daniel Finney of Temescal Canyon, was arrested after police received a call that he was allegedly checking out parked cars at a business complex.

Charles Daniel Finney  Photo/Riverside County Sheriff's Dept.
Charles Daniel Finney Photo/Riverside County Sheriff's Dept.

A call to police about a suspicious man who was allegedly peering into parked vehicles at a business center late Saturday night, has resulted in an arrest by a deputy from the Lake Elsinore Sheriff's Station.

The suspect, 29-year-old Charles Daniel Finney of Temescal Canyon, tried to flee when he was allegedly spotted by a patrol deputy at around 10 p.m. in the area of 9022 Pulsar Court in Temescal Canyon.

The deputy chased the suspect on foot to the rear of the complex, where he was subsequently taken into custody, according to a report from sheriff's Sgt. David Cardoza.

A search of the suspect, who was later identified as Finney, revealed he was in possession of a loaded firearm and personal items "that appeared to have been taken from vehicles," the sergeant continued in his report.

According to jail records, Finney was booked into Southwest Detention Center on suspicion of being an ex-felon in possession of a loaded firearm, ex-felon in possession of live ammunition, being under the influence of a controlled substance while in possession of a firearm, and resisting arrest. He is due to appear in court Dec. 18 and is being held on $25,000 bail.

Finney had a felony warrant issued for his arrest for being in possession of a controlled substance, Cardoza reported.

Donnie Strodtman December 15, 2013 at 06:02 PM
Why even have bail available. He knew the law, yet chose to continue on the path, now we in the area continue to be on high alert while shopping. Really?
Roberto December 15, 2013 at 06:17 PM
Looks like a "Meth Head" Didn't try to kill the Officer and appears to be a threat to himself. He may have stolen the firearm and will most likely do time 1-2 years plus drug treatment. Hopefully he will kick the drug habit, sad.
American Woman December 16, 2013 at 12:23 PM
Scary looking POS
Jimmy Dean December 18, 2013 at 03:00 PM
Yes he looks hungry! damn meth
Dana Kelly December 22, 2013 at 05:59 PM
I gotta add a comment for my homie Charles....Why did u have to get busted? I needed your help, man. And to those who are leaving punk ass coments need to shut the fuck up and realize u don't know who the fuck you're judging before u talk shit.
Jimmy Dean December 23, 2013 at 01:27 AM
Your homie Charles looks hungry and could use some sleep, classic signs of a meth head! I'm just saying

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