Reporting Anjali Hemphill
GOLD RIVER (CBS13/AP) – A Gold River man was arrested Friday night after detectives seized a dozen machine guns, drugs and child pornography from a storage unit that he was actually living in.
Jack Holsey, 47, was booked into the Sacramento County Main Jail early Saturday morning on $75,000 bail. He’s charged with unlawful possession of assault weapons, possession of a controlled substance while armed with a loaded firearm and possession of child pornography.
Detectives from the Sheriff’s IMPACT Division served a search warrant Friday at Holsey’s storage unit in the 2300 block of Gold River Road. Detectives had been conducting an investigation based on information that suggested Holsey was in possession of numerous illegal weapons, Sgt. Jason Ramos said.
Some neighbors say Holsey has been reckless with those lethal weapons.
“All I know is he was in there and he started firing that gun,” Mike Lazzari said. “We were like ‘Whoa!’ He could have wiped us all out.”
During the search, officials also found child pornography and methamphetamine, Ramos said. Investigators have not determined what Holsey had planned to do with the guns, Ramos said.
“We don’t know for sure if he was just a gun nut and liked to collect these, or if he intended to sell them, that’s still unclear to us,” Ramos told The Associated Press.
“When you factor in the meth use who knows what kind of frame of mind this guy had,” Ramos said.
Holsey was booked on unlawful possession of an assault weapon, possession of a controlled substance while possessing a loaded firearm and possessing child pornography.
The sheriff’s department released photos of at least a dozen illegal military-style machine guns that detectives say they seized from inside a storage unit belonging to Holsey.
“There were some old cannons in there from what we saw from the back door,” Lazzari said.
Investigators say he was actually living in the small unit with no windows off Gold River Road where they also found child porn and drugs.
“I just want him out of here,” Lazzari said.
Lazzari rents a storage unit nearby. He says a couple months ago, he was working at his unit and Hosley got angry at him for making too much noise and fired off a gun.
“He’s kind of always in your business over here. He’s always playing loud music,” he said.
Investigators and other renters say they don’t know why Holsey had so many dangerous weapons. Neighbors are shaken over what detectives found behind the unit’s doors.
“You never know who’s living next door to you,” one woman said.
The sheriff’s IMPACT Division consists of sheriff’s department personnel along with members of eight other local, state and federal agencies. The division was formed in 2012 to combat youth and gang violence and possession of illegal firearms throughout the Sacramento region.
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