Gun stolen from SLO County found during raid of felon’s home

May 17, 2019

A search of a property just outside the city limits of Santa Maria on Wednesday produced a variety of firearms, including one that had been reported stolen out of San Luis Obispo County, according to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office. [Cal Coast Times]

Investigators also found ammunition, drug paraphernalia and a substance believed to be heroin during the search. Deputies arrested four suspects, including two brothers who are both convicted felons.

Shortly after 7 a.m., deputies served a search warrant in the 1800 block of Ironwood Drive in the Tanglewood area just southwest of Santa Maria. Deputies found several handguns, long rifles and an assault rifle, deputies said.

One of the handguns was reported stolen out of SLO County. The search also netted numerous rounds of ammunition of various calibers and loaded and unloaded high-capacity magazines.

Deputies arrested Austyn Fout, 23, on charges of being a felon in possession of a firearm and unlawful possession of ammunition. Coleton Fout, 26, was arrested on charges of being a felon in possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition and possession of unlawful paraphernalia.

Both Justine Garcia, 25, and Laura Burson, 54, were arrested for having outstanding $25,000 warrants for probation violations.

The sheriff’s K-9 unit and prison realignment compliance response team helped with serving the warrant and apprehending the suspects.


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Tanglewood was to be a bucolic suburban neighborhood outside Santa Maria. It is now a nasty Mad Max territory sort-of-controlled by the SB County Sheriff’s Dept. White criminal trash, Mexican criminal trash, but first and foremost, criminal trash. Nice to see different ethnic groups sharing common community values though.


The decision by Santa Maria city officials to declare Santa Maria to be a ‘sanctuary city’ has been disastrous to residents, and the uptick in crime is causing good families to flee the Valley, sad.

The people deserve better than a government that undermines law & order.

Just saying.

Only 26 and 23 and both brothers are already convicted felons. Hopefully they can get two more strikes each out of this bust and keep them locked up the rest of their lives. Their behavior is not going to get better, it’s only going to get worse, so best to separate them from the rest of us before they kill someone.

Another great example of how more gun laws are not the answer….the Evil Doers don’t care about Laws…that’s why they are Evil Doers!