By Sam Stanton
Sacramento sheriff's detectives seized a dozen machine guns, as well as drugs and child pornography early today in the arrest of a 47-year-old man in the Gold River area, a department spokesman said.
Detectives acting on a tip arrested Jack Craig Holsey after discovering he was in possession of what Sgt. Jason Ramos described as a dozen machine guns he was not authorized to possess.
Holsey was booked into the Sacramento County Jail just before 6 a.m. today and held on $75,000 bail. He faces charges that include unlawful possession of assault weapons and possession of a controlled substance while possessing a loaded firearm, Ramos said.
Ramos said it was unclear why Holsey had the weapons, and added that the arrest took place in an industrial area near Gold River.
Online Sacramento Superior Court records indicate Holsey has faced felony arrests on at least three previous occasions in the county in the past decade.
A 2003 case involved a charge of illegally possessing a silencer and resulted in the charge being reduced to a misdemeanor with a 90-day sentence and three years probation, online records indicate.
A 2004 case involved a charge of receiving stolen property and vehicle theft. That case ended with a no-contest plea to a misdemeanor and a 90-day sentence and three years probation, records indicate.
Holsey also was arrested last October and charged with a felony count of making criminal threats, records show. That case is still active, with a plea scheduled to be entered at a March 6 hearing, records indicate.
His first court appearance on the latest arrest is set for Tuesday.
Photos provided by Sacramento County Sheriff's Department