Suspicious driving leads to arrests

Officers took two men into custody on several charges after deputies noticed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed in the Standish area and discovered two previously reported stolen semi-automatic handguns.

Jason Douglas Roderick, 44, of Standish, and Winston Phillip Luna, 30, of Standish, were booked into the Lassen County Jail Sunday, Aug. 18 for several felony charges including, felon in possession of a firearm, felon in possession of ammunition, possession of a concealed firearm by a felon and possession of stolen property, according to a statement from the Lassen County Sheriff’s Office.

Shortly after midnight Sunday, Lassen County Sheriff’s deputies noticed a vehicle allegedly traveling at a high rate of speed.

“The vehicle made several quick turns in an apparent attempt to avoid the deputies,” the statement alleged. “The suspect vehicle pulled into a driveway of a home on Lambert Lane, where deputies made contact with two occupants. The homeowner came out shortly after the contact and advised deputies the occupants of the vehicle did not belong at his residence.”

Through the investigation, deputies found both men had semi-automatic pistol magazines and ammunition in their pockets. They also admitted to being convicted felons, which the deputies later verified.

A search of the vehicle uncovered two semi-automatic handguns concealed in the front passenger compartment. Deputies learned both handguns were previously reported stolen in separate incidents.

Roderick and Luna were booked into the Lassen County Jail. Bail was set at $30,000 each and the case was referred to the Lassen County District Attorney’s Office for prosecution.