A Richmond parolee was arrested Wednesday after police caught him with a loaded firearm and stolen property, a police lieutenant said. Detectives arrested 25-year-old Robert Mejia, a parolee on a GPS monitor, after finding him with a loaded gun and stolen items in the 2900 block of Howard Street, Richmond police Lt. Andre Hill said. Mejia was convicted along with two other men of voluntary manslaughter in 2009 for the fatal beating of a homeless woman, court records show.
Another man at the scene on Wednesday was also arrested on an outstanding no-bail arrest warrant in connection with an assault, Hill said. Both men were taken to county jail in Martinez, where Mejia remained as of Thursday afternoon on $110,000 bail. Hill said Richmond police detectives from the department’s gang and parole units regularly conduct compliance checks on parolees to ensure they are meeting the terms of their parole.
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