Paso Robles man arrested for assaulting sheriff deputy

February 20, 2011

Jason Heiden

A Paso Robles man arrested for assaulting a sheriff deputy and drug trafficking earlier this month has also been accused of pawning property stolen in California in Las Vegas. [WMIcentral]

On Feb. 6, a license check during a traffic stop in Arizona revealed the driver, Jason F. Heiden, had a felony warrant from California for burglary, elder abuse, possession of stolen property and grand theft.

While deputies attempted to take him into custody, Heiden, 28, allegedly became combative and assaulted a Navajo County Sheriff deputy. Deputies searched Heiden’s vehicle and found 42 grams of heroin, a pound of marijuana, $26,311 in currency and numerous items of drug paraphernalia.

Deputies arrested and booked Heiden into Navajo County Jail for aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest, criminal damage, transportation of a narcotic drug, transportation of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and the felony warrant.

Sheriff detectives were able to trace some of the seized currency through a nationwide data base to items sold to pawn shops. Those items were allegedly stolen in California and then pawned in Nevada.

Detectives from California traveled to Arizona to review evidence and interview Heiden.

As of Feb. 16, Heiden was still being held in Navajo County Jail with a no-bond hold as well as an additional hold from California, said the White Mountain Independent.

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A nationwide currency database?

Was it ignorance & his history, drugs & alcohol, Politics m & Economy?