Concealed loaded handgun found during Shasta County traffic stop

Travis, Jim

According to Anderson police a traffic stop led to an arrest Sunday afternoon.

71-year-old Jim David Travis was arrested when a traffic stop of his vehicle turned into a probation search.

The officer knew Travis was driving on a suspended license and conducted the search. During the search of the vehicle the officer found a loaded handgun under the front seat and a meth pipe on Travis.

Travis was on felony probation out of Shasta County. The officer arrested Travis on scene and based on the items, conducted a probation search of his home.

Officials said the search revealed an unregistered assault rifle, a pistol, a large amount of ammunition loaded in high capacity rifle magazines, more than 16 grams of meth, a taser, and pepper spray. Travis' probation prohibits him from having all of these items.

Travis was taken and booked into the Shasta County Jail.

He faces charges of being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition, carrying a loaded concealed firearm in a vehicle, carrying a concealed loaded firearm in an incorporated city, possession of a firearm while in possession of a drug, possession of methamphetamine, possession of an unregistered assault weapon, possession of a taser and pepper spray by a felon, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving on a suspended license, and a probation violation.

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