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Conviction for Turlock man found asleep with assault weapon
Jeremy Mode
Jeremy Mode

A Stanislaus County jury has convicted a Turlock man of multiple felonies stemming from his arrest when he was found asleep in a vehicle with a loaded firearm.

On April 10, 2017, Turlock Police officers found Jeremy Robert Mode, 44, asleep behind the wheel of his car, with his foot on the brake and an AR-15 style rifle, magazines and ammunition in the passenger compartment, according to the Stanislaus County District Attorney’s Office.

The prosecution included testimony from a firearms expert, who was able to examine the rifle and confirm it could fire multiple rounds with only one pull of the trigger, which is a felony to possess in California.
Mode has previously been convicted of felony burglary in 1994 out of Merced County, which includes a lifetime ban against him possessing guns or ammunition. 

The jury convicted Mode of being a felon in possession of a firearm, possession of an assault weapon, possession of a short-barreled rifle, and possession of ammunition by a felon.

Sentencing is scheduled for March 11 before Stanislaus County Judge Shawn Bessey. Mode faces a maximum possible sentence of 3 years in local prison.