Deputies Arrest Wanted Felon With Guns, Drugs, Pipe Bomb | Crime
Deputies serving two arrest warrants on a wanted felon in the Moses Lake area not only arrested their fugitive but also found guns, a pipe bomb and drugs.
Around 3:00 p.m. on Saturday Oct. 1, Grant County Sheriff's Deputies went to 4352 Lincoln Drive NE near Moses Lake searching for wanted felon Margarito Leyva, age 22. Deputies heard several voices in a shed on the property, smelled marijuana smoke and heard a handgun slide-action being racked several times. Deputies on-scene called for more assistance.
While awaiting the arrival of more help, one of the occupants of the shed came out and was detained. Deputies ordered the other occupants of the shed to come out, and they were detained as well.
After a search warrant was granted, deputies entered the shed and found two firearms, one of which was listed as stolen. Deputies also found a pipe bomb and a small amount of marijuana. All of the contraband was secured as evidence.
Margarito Leyva booked into the Grant County Jail on two counts of unlawful possession of a firearm and possession of a stolen firearm.
The investigation continues and additional charges may be filed. Deputies are still considering charges against the other persons found at the shed. Those persons have not yet been charged with any crimes.
"Deputies did a great job making this arrest and got two guns and a pipe bomb out of the hands of a known felon," said Grant County Sheriff Tom Jones. "Our citizens don't want criminals with guns walking the streets, and our deputies will do their best to make sure that doesn't happen."