Stolen weapons seized, 3 arrested

These weapons were seized when authorities served in high-risk search warrant at a residence in the 10000 block of East Avenue S-4. (Photo courtesy LASD)

These weapons were seized when authorities served in high-risk search warrant at a residence in the 10000 block of East Avenue S-4. (Photo courtesy LASD)

LITTLEROCK – Several stolen guns, a large cache of ammunition and white supremacist paraphernalia were seized Tuesday morning when teams of deputies raided a Littlerock residence that included an underground bunker with a shooting range. Three people were arrested at the location – 54-year-old Todd Hunt, 33-year-old ex-convict Royce Gresham, and 62-year-old ex-convict Larry Finnell, according to a press release by the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station. Read it below:

On Tuesday, January 7th at approximately 5 a.m., the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Special Enforcement Bureau (SEB), Palmdale Station Detectives and Partners Against Crime (PAC), served a high-risk search warrant at a residence on the 10000 block of East Avenue S-4, in the Littlerock area, resulting in three arrests.

Deputies seized handguns, shotguns, pistols, revolvers, and a World War II vintage German machine gun. (LASD)

Among the weapons seized was a World War II vintage German machine gun. (LASD)

This case actually opened up for detectives approximately three weeks ago when a storage unit in the city of Palmdale was burglarized, resulting in the theft of four guns. Using departmental resources and training, Palmdale Detectives developed information which resulted in today’s search warrant.

The search warrant [was] deemed very successful. Deputies recovered several reported stolen guns and discovered an underground bunker, which included a 25-yard shooting range in an “out building” behind the primary location. Furthermore, deputies recovered a large cache of weapons and ammunition which included:

  • Six pistols
  • 11 rifles
  • WWII Machine gun
  • Over 1,000 rounds of ammunition
  • Approximately 150 magazines
  • Approximately 50 high capacity magazines
  • Several items of white supremacist paraphernalia

The three suspects arrested at the location were 54-year-old Littlerock resident Todd Hunt, 33-year-old Littlerock resident Royce Gresham and 62-year-old Littlerock resident Larry Finnell.

All three suspects were transported and booked at the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station. Hunt was booked on charges of possession of an assault weapon with a bail amount of $35,000. Gresham was booked on charges of a felon in possession of a firearm with a bail amount of $35,000. Finnell was booked on charges of a felon in possession of a firearm with a bail amount of $35,000.

All three suspects are scheduled to be arraigned on Thursday, January 9 at the Antelope Valley Courthouse.

  13 comments for “Stolen weapons seized, 3 arrested

  1. itoldutruth
    January 20, 2014 at 5:06 am

    Hey anyone remember theCRYBABY GANGSTER? The one tats on his head
    He carjacked and held guy hostage, wearing bullet proof vest
    Back in Dec, bail was set a 1.3 mil. He was looking at
    Some serious time….not anymore. He will be out in less than 2
    Thanks LASD. Who says LASD is doing their duty? A good
    Taze and an asskicking will knock off a3rd strike and 20 yrs.
    Or maybe it never happend like LASD said hhhhhmmm
    Deputy OWENS what really happend?

  2. Carolyn
    January 19, 2014 at 11:40 am

    I happen to be a very close and personal friend of two of the men involved in this case. So I am taking the opportunity to set the record straight to those of you who pass judgement on people you know nothing of. First and foremost the owner of the property is a Vietnam war hero who also used to be a gunsmith who actually made weapons for our swat teams. So he is no idiot gun owner. Second of all he is by no means a white suprimacist. How can that be when one of his best friends is a black man? The weapons were not stolen only two that were brought to the location only hours before the search warrant was served. And believe me if that info was known by this man they would never have been there period. The idiot that did all the burglaries is in the witness protection program and will be free of all charges because he set this guy up. The man is a wonderful person who’d give you his shoes if you needed them. So please dont be judgemental until you know the truth.

  3. suzette montero
    January 9, 2014 at 3:44 am

    wow !!!! 35000 thats it r u kidding me. This city is ridiculous. My fiance is fightin a case n had bin since sept. of 2013 . bail set at 150000.For somethin he didnt even do. his charges keep changing every time je goes to court. the police have no evidence on nothin cuz there was nothing wrong to begin with. But thedrs guys r caught red handed n only get a bail amount set at 35000. this a.v judical system n police departments r kurupt!!!!

    • AV Folk
      January 9, 2014 at 7:54 pm

      I have noticed huge discrepancies in bail, but am not sure what drives that.

      • Mike
        January 9, 2014 at 11:59 pm

        Bail is set by L.A. County courts combined with prior arrests….not the A.V. Court.

  4. PeaceInTheAV
    January 8, 2014 at 10:25 pm

    All that firepower, an underground bunker, White Supremacist material, all the while we have racist flyers circulating and F*&^ Ni$$%# being spray painted all around the AV at a time when we have people mass murdering other people and CHILDREN IN SCHOOLS with weapons like this all over this country…….AND ALL THEY GET IS $35,000 BAIL!!!????? REALLY? That’s surely how to make the others like them cower……and teach them a lesson at the same time…..ugh!

    • Bill Nye
      January 9, 2014 at 9:37 am

      You are talking about it like they are taking mover the AV? Since the City is not standing up glad to know that they are!

      In case you have not noticed, others are spraying on a WAY WAY greater rate, these people shoudl be let free and thanked!

      • Carolyn
        January 19, 2014 at 12:07 pm

        Thankyou for them. These guys really are heros and when the truth comes out everyone will know this.

  5. dumbandblind
    January 7, 2014 at 10:55 pm

    Great job LASD! Whew cleaning this one up without incident is something else. Be safe and more power to you guys.

    • James Sosa
      January 8, 2014 at 1:12 pm

      Very Good job! Get these white trash folks off the street!

  6. AV Folk
    January 7, 2014 at 8:32 pm

    I wonder if these awesome human beings were handing out fliers lately?

    • sickofit
      January 8, 2014 at 11:43 am

      Wouldn’t be surprised. The fraternal order of billy bobs. Probably missing a few teef tool. What is it about this valley that is attracting all the wrong people the past couple of decades?

      • HistoryIsImportant
        January 8, 2014 at 3:36 pm

        Not sure attracting is the correct term. More often than not it is the release program the state and county have that dumps felons here.

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