Felons: Don’t pose on internet with guns

If you’re a convicted felon and not supposed to possess firearms it’s probably not a good idea to post pictures on social media doing just that.

A 19-year-old Port Orchard man June 22 was in Kitsap County Superior Court charged with second degree unlawful possession of a firearm. He had a conviction in 2022 on the same charge. When he was arrested he was wearing an ankle monitor suggesting he’s on electronic home monitoring as part of his probation, court papers say.

Bail was set at $50,000. If convicted he faces five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

Sheriff’s deputies found out about an assault and drive-by shooting June 7 at Horseshoe Lake Park. Two suspects were found on social media handling and posing with firearms. Both are convicted felons so should not have firearms. They both live at the home of the 19-year-old.

On June 21 deputies learned of a felony warrant in Pierce County for robbery for the younger of the two, who is 18. The county SWAT team went to the home. The team saw four men walking away from the residence. The four fled, but when caught none was who they were after.

While there, the father of the older teen consented to a search of the house. An AR-style rifle was found in the 19-year-old’s bedroom. The teen asked for an attorney and would not answer questions.

Deputies obtained a search warrant so they could look further and found a fully loaded Keltic rifle along with ammunition and a holster for an unlocated handgun.