Deputies: Felon arrested with loaded gun in his lap


EUREKA, Calif. - A Eureka felon was arrested Tuesday morning after sheriff's deputies found him asleep with a loaded gun in his lap, according to the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office (HCSO).

On Dec. 5 at around 1:18 a.m. a deputy with the HCSO saw a suspicious vehicle idling in the Starbucks parking lot on Myrtle Avenue in Eureka. While investigating, the deputy discovered 21-year-old Peter James Little Raccoon Hunsucker asleep in the driver's seat with a loaded firearm on his lap, according to the HCSO.

The deputy safely removed the firearm and Hunsucker was arrested and booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility.

Hunsucker was arrested on the following charges: Felon in possession of a firearm, felon in possession of ammunition, possession of a loaded firearm in a public place, violation of probation and possession of a controlled substance.

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