SLO County parolee arrested after police receive report of man waving gun in air

A Grover Beach resident on parole for a violent crime was arrested after police received reports of a man brandishing a gun in the air.

Around 7:31 p.m., Grover Beach officers responded to the report in the area of ​​Longbranch Avenue and 7th Street and located a man matching the description nearby, the department said in a post on Facebook.

Officers made contact with the man, Robert Wray, 43, who did not follow initial commands. After additional officers arrived, police took Wray into custody.

After arresting Wray, officers discovered he had a box of .38 caliber ammunition in his back pocket and had thrown a loaded revolver into a nearby bush shortly before he was handcuffed.

The department said Wray was on active parole for a violent crime and was booked into the San Luis Obispo County Jail on suspicion of charges of criminal possession of a firearm, carrying a loaded firearm with a prior felony conviction, carrying a concealed weapon. possession of a firearm with a violent felony conviction and felony parole violation.

As of Saturday morning, Wray appeared to still be in custody at the jail with bail set at $0, according to the sheriff’s office’s Who’s in Custody website.

The Grover Beach Police Department said it is also working with state parks to determine if Wray was the same person reported earlier in the evening with a gun at a nearby state park.

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