Gun Stolen 21 Years Ago Found on 21-Year-Old in Fortuna
This is a press release from the Fortuna Police Department. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:
On December 17, 2015 at approximately 9:50 pm, the Fortuna Police Department communications Center received a call from an anonymous caller reporting that a male subject had just brandished a firearm in a bar located in the 1100 block of Main Street, Fortuna.
Officers responded and upon arrival, observed a subject matching the description provided enter the restroom. Shortly later, the subject exited and when contacted by the officers became uncooperative. Officers detained the subject and upon additional investigation a search of his person was conducted. During the search, officers located a located .38 Caliber Revolver concealed in his front pocket. After a search of the firearms serial number, officers determined that the firearm had been reported stolen in Jacksonville, Florida in 1994.
The subject Zachary Morgan Haggard (age 21 of Fortuna) was arrested and booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on the following charges:
• 417(a)(1) PC – Exhibiting a firearm
• 496 PC – Possession of Stolen Property
• 25400(a)(2) PC Possession of a Concealed Firearm
• 25850(c)(2) PC Carrying a Loaded Firearm Previously Reported Stolen