Four Arrested and Numerous Guns Seized During Search Warrant
Source: Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office
At approximately 7:15 a.m. on May 15, 2019, Sheriff’s deputies executed a search warrant in the 1800 block of Ironwood Drive in Santa Maria. As a result of the search warrant, numerous rounds of ammunition of various calibers, loaded and unloaded high-capacity magazines, several handguns, long rifles and an assault rifle were confiscated from the residence. One of these handguns were found to be reported stolen out of San Luis Obispo County and several of these firearms were unregistered. There was also drug paraphernalia and suspected methamphetamine located during the search.
Four people were arrested following the service of the search warrant including brothers who are both convicted felons. 23-year-old Austyn Fout, was arrested for being a felon in possession of a firearm and unlawful possession of ammunition. He is being held on $35,000 bail. 26-year-old Coleton Fout was also booked on charges of being a felon in possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition as well as being in possession of unlawful paraphernalia. He posted bail today which was set at $35,000.
25-year-old Justine Garcia was arrested for a $25,000 outstanding warrant for her arrest out of Santa Barbara County for Violation of Probation. 54-year-old Laura Burson of Santa Maria was also arrested for a $25,000 outstanding warrant for her arrest out of Santa Barbara County for Violation of Probation. Garcia remains in custody while Burson posted bail today and was released.
The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's K9 Unit and AB109 Compliance Response Team assisted with the execution of the search warrant and apprehension of the suspects.