Felon to face new weapons allegations

By From page A4 | July 23, 2013

FAIRFIELD — Gary M. Swift, 65, was in court Monday morning for a probable cause hearing on a felony charge of being a felon in possession of a gun.

Swift was arrested in June. He posted $15,000 bail the day after his arrest.

At the same time Swift was at the courthouse in Fairfield, a Solano County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team and a sheriff’s hostage negotiations team were at Swift’s home on Clement Road north of Vacaville serving a search warrant, then going through the home.

Swift’s home was unoccupied. Deputies turned up two handguns, a 12-gauge shotgun and a large amount of unspent ammunition, according to a Sheriff’s Office release.

Swift was convicted in 2006 of a felony after he was found with a stolen car and a live hand grenade, according to Deputy Daryl P. Snedeker.

Back at the courthouse, deputies arrested Swift on new felony allegations. He is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday.

Reach Jess Sullivan at 427-6919 or [email protected] Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/jsullivandr.

Jess Sullivan

Jess has covered the criminal justice system in Solano County for several years. He was an embedded reporter in Iraq in 2003.

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