Stolen Firearms Seized from Convicted Felon’s Home

Convicted felon Jessie Collins, 38, faces several weapons charges

By Monica Garske
|  Thursday, Sep 12, 2013  |  Updated 1:54 PM PDT
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Stolen Firearms Seized from Convicted Felon’s Home

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Deputies seized seven weapons – including three firearms stolen in home burglaries – from a woman’s Encanto residence on Wednesday, officials said.

Convicted felon Jessie Collins, 38, was arrested for possession of firearms, ammunition and high-capacity magazines. She was also charged with possession of stolen firearms after investigators discovered that three weapons found in her home had been stolen from residential burglaries throughout the East County.

Detectives had been investigating various home burglaries in the area and evidence ultimately led officials to Collins’ home in the 1200 block of Evelyn Street. At around 8 a.m. Wednesday, sheriff’s investigators served a search warrant at the home and discovered six handguns and an assault rifle inside the residence.

Collins was arrested at the scene and booked into Las Colinas Detention Facility on at least four charges. Her bail has been set at $115,000 and she’s scheduled to appear in court on Friday.

Officials say the investigation into related burglaries in the area is ongoing.

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