Road Rage Incident Leads to Arrest of Lompoc Man

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Source: Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office

Sheriff’s deputies have arrested a Lompoc man for charges stemming from a road rage incident that occurred in Solvang. On Saturday, October 16, 2021, at approximately 7:13 p.m., deputies responded to a road rage incident near Mission Drive and Alisal Road. The suspect, who was in a silver Toyota Tacoma, reportedly pointed a firearm at the victim and then fled the scene.

Deputies responded to the surrounding area and located a vehicle that matched the suspect’s vehicle description in the area of Highway 246 and Purisima Road. Deputies conducted a high-risk traffic stop of the vehicle and ultimately arrested 27-year-old Sean Tyler Dukes of Lompoc, who was found in possession of a loaded 9-millimeter pistol. The pistol had the serial number removed and was loaded with a large-capacity magazine.

Dukes was booked at the Main Jail for carrying a loaded firearm in public (misdemeanor), possession of an un-serialized firearm (misdemeanor), possession of a large-capacity magazine (misdemeanor), criminal threats (felony), and assault with a firearm (felony). Dukes has since been released on $50,000 bail.

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Steve_O Oct 19, 2021 09:47 AM
Road Rage Incident Leads to Arrest of Lompoc Man

No lefty....This represents an IRRESPONSIBLE person in possession of a fire arm. Just like all the other irresponsible gun-toters out there like the gang bangers and dealers. Responsible gun owners (which is many of us great Americans) follow the law and respect the weapon as intended and certainly don't cruise around with a loaded gun pointing it at people. All the hoops we jump through to own a fire arm legally will never stop a fool like this from doing such things. So your comment is mindless. Think before you type please.

RHS Oct 19, 2021 09:56 AM
Road Rage Incident Leads to Arrest of Lompoc Man

Steve O--you never will understand. People who don't respect the rules are not known as people who don't respect the rules until they don't respect the rules. The pretense that such people are aberrations is belied by the number of gun deaths and gun violent acts in this nation every day. However, one suspects that you might identify the 'good guys' by some form of biased observation that would draw lines about who could and could not have a firearm. Better just to have reasonable rules like most of the civilized world that regulates where and when and what can be possessed by people not in the 'well regulated militia' that our Constitution contemplated.

a-1634662948 Oct 19, 2021 10:02 AM
Road Rage Incident Leads to Arrest of Lompoc Man

RHS, the high-capacity clip is illegal in CA and the serial number being filed off is illegal throughout the US. This person was never a responsible gun owner.

biguglystick Oct 19, 2021 11:15 AM
Road Rage Incident Leads to Arrest of Lompoc Man

Steve-O this country has a dire sickness with guns. It's high time we do something about it. NOBODY NEEDS GUNS! I absolutely abhor the gun culture in our country. It's sick.

sacjon Oct 19, 2021 10:25 AM
Road Rage Incident Leads to Arrest of Lompoc Man

There should be NO gun related misdemeanors. All should be felonies. You have an illegal clip, felony. Wave a gun in public, felony. Serial number intentionally filled off? Felony deluxe! This is the problem. Our gun laws have no teeth, thanks to the NRA. Carrying a weapon with intent to use in a crime should ALWAYS be a felony.

Voice of Reason Oct 19, 2021 10:28 AM
Road Rage Incident Leads to Arrest of Lompoc Man

small nuance if it doesn't have one vs. it begin removed/scratched off. At the DA's discretion those can be felonies as well.

https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/codes_displaySection.xhtml?sectionNum=25850.&lawCode=PEN

a-1634656424 Oct 19, 2021 08:13 AM
Road Rage Incident Leads to Arrest of Lompoc Man

Wonder what the NRA has to say about the interference with our 2d Amendment Right to bear arms that comes with the demand that they have serial numbers??? Nothing the Founding Fathers said justifies that intrusion by the nanny state. When they have serial numbers they know who you are and what you might do and put you on the round up list when the Antifa take over. Beware.

sacjon Oct 19, 2021 10:21 AM
Road Rage Incident Leads to Arrest of Lompoc Man

9:41 - good to hear, but sadly, there are those who truly think this. They think the 2A was meant to say they can have whatever type of weapon they want, with zero restrictions. They are aching and yearning to fight the guv-rnmunt. I say let them.

Watcher237 Oct 19, 2021 08:38 AM
Road Rage Incident Leads to Arrest of Lompoc Man

It will always be a balance between freedom and responsibility. Lose or drop your responsibility, Lose your freedom. Gotta be a grown up to carry a gun.

biguglystick Oct 19, 2021 11:18 AM
Road Rage Incident Leads to Arrest of Lompoc Man

I will never understand the sick gun culture in our country. It's gotten so much worse in the last decade. I never used to fear guns in California, growing up... now it seems every male has one. It's just sickening. I hate guns. Now watch the anti-gun-control comments come in after me. It's disgusting. How many people have to DIE before we do something about it?

Voice of Reason Oct 19, 2021 11:45 AM
Road Rage Incident Leads to Arrest of Lompoc Man

The incident in this article is not related to "gun culture" but "criminal culture". There were three crimes listed for merely possessing the firearm in question. Several more crimes were added on for what he did with the firearm. What additional gun-control measures would have kept this firearm, which was already illegal in many ways, out of this CRIMINALS hand? He broke several serious laws already, what new law would this criminal have actually followed?

sacjon Oct 19, 2021 11:55 AM
Road Rage Incident Leads to Arrest of Lompoc Man

Rapists and murders don't follow laws against rape and murder.......

We don't necessarily need new laws (other than banning more types of guns, but that's for another day), we need to make those laws tougher. Make them sting. If you pull stuff like this, you go away for a long time, not just a few nights in County.

sacjon Oct 19, 2021 01:49 PM
Road Rage Incident Leads to Arrest of Lompoc Man

VOICE - sure, make it harder, if not impossible to own this type of gun. Handguns are meant for 1 single thing only - killing humans. No need for that. Other civilized countries don't allow them willy nilly, why should we? Time to grow up and get over the Second Amendment being a pass to owning whatever you want.

Voice of Reason Oct 19, 2021 02:27 PM
Road Rage Incident Leads to Arrest of Lompoc Man

How? The gun/mag was already illegal to own. While you're last sentence is correct, there is no way you'll ever get handguns banned in the USA and owning a hand gun is about as far as you can get from "owning whatever you want". Contrary to what you've seen in the movies, handguns are close range weapons only.

sacjon Oct 19, 2021 04:02 PM
Road Rage Incident Leads to Arrest of Lompoc Man

VOICE - how wouldn't banning handguns kept them out of his hands? You'll never know and neither will we, so quit with the 3rd grade "logic" and insisting we answer your (logically) unanswerable question.

Voice of Reason Oct 19, 2021 05:17 PM
Road Rage Incident Leads to Arrest of Lompoc Man

It was already illegal, the guy clearly doesn't care about following our laws, so what additional law would this criminal listen to? Banning all guns won't make them disappear, especially from the hands of criminals.

Voice of Reason Oct 20, 2021 11:52 AM
Road Rage Incident Leads to Arrest of Lompoc Man

To many guns already floating around. Plus, when they can be 3-D printed, with 3-D printing tech that is getting better by the year, they will just make their own. Even bullets are fairly easy to make, though I'm sure they'll be used much more frugally when you have to make it yourself.

a-1634672810 Oct 19, 2021 12:46 PM
Road Rage Incident Leads to Arrest of Lompoc Man

It's not a clip; it's a magazine.

The NRA used to be an organization that promoted forearms safety and education. Over the last four decades it, like the republican party, has mutated into a promoter of domestic terrorism.

It's time we joined the civilized world and enacted strong gun control nationwide. It will take decades to rid ourselves of the multitude of firearms, but it will be worth it.

PitMix Oct 19, 2021 01:26 PM
Road Rage Incident Leads to Arrest of Lompoc Man

Gun people love to correct the misuse of "clip" and "magazine". The difference is so slight as to be laughable.
"A “clip” is a small metal device that bullets slide into. The clip is used to load a magazine that is internal to the weapon."

What a joke.

PitMix Oct 20, 2021 07:00 AM
Road Rage Incident Leads to Arrest of Lompoc Man

We're not writing legislation here. A clip and magazine are commonly understood to be a means of getting a weapon to have multiple bullets to fire. If the intent of communication is to be understood, then clip serves just as well as magazine.

a-1634754390 Oct 20, 2021 11:26 AM
Road Rage Incident Leads to Arrest of Lompoc Man

Only if you want to miscommunicate and obfuscate. A clip is just a way to load a (usually fixed box) magazine, after which it was often discarded. It is much slower than using a removable magazine. Repeating an error, even if the error is pervasive, does not make it right. It would be similar to advocating antibiotics for viral diseases.

PitMix Oct 19, 2021 01:41 PM
Road Rage Incident Leads to Arrest of Lompoc Man

I also feel that people who don't secure their weapons properly, and then the weapon is used in a crime, should be subject to the same penalty as the criminal. Kind of like being charged with felony murder if you were only the lookout during the murder. Although I guess if the guns are used in suicides or accidental shootings, people are rarely charged for this.

dukemunson Oct 19, 2021 02:07 PM
Road Rage Incident Leads to Arrest of Lompoc Man

That's obviously taking it too far. I'm all for stricter gun control, but charging someone with the same crime because their gun was stolen or taken and then used to commit that crime is silly. Yes more stringent gun control and less access to certain weapons, but you cant charge someone with murder because someone stole their gun and then used that gun to kill someone.

Alexblue Oct 19, 2021 03:26 PM
Road Rage Incident Leads to Arrest of Lompoc Man

How about criminal negligence? What about the many parents who leave their firearms unsecured resulting in their kids or their kid's friends dying in accidents or by suicide?

RHS Oct 19, 2021 04:14 PM
Road Rage Incident Leads to Arrest of Lompoc Man

Maybe not the same penalty (current legislation is appropriately being offered to reduce the felony murder rule so that the non-actor is not equally liable for the crime committed) but there should be some liability for those who do not take the burden of firearm ownership seriously. Civil lawsuit is still possible of course.

PitMix Oct 21, 2021 10:05 AM
Road Rage Incident Leads to Arrest of Lompoc Man

Duke, I didn't mean to include people who had their weapons stolen. Just family members and "friends" that took the unsecured weapon and used it in a crime. But use of stolen weapons in crimes is a really BIG problem now that so many people went out to buy guns in the last couple of years.
https://everytownresearch.org/report/stolen-guns-pose-a-tremendous-risk-to-public-safety/

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