Sep 17, 2015 3:51 PM by News Staff
A Chico man arrested in 2013 for having child pornography and an assault weapon, has been re-arrested after a search of his home turned up more firearms.
Joshua Patrick Murphy was arrested by Paradise police two years ago, but was released from jail on his own recognizance.
The terms of his release prevented him from owning or possessing any firearm.
On Monday, Chico police served a warrant at his home, and found several firearms. Murphy wasn’t home when the search was conducted, but he was arrested a short time later.
He now faces charges of possessing or controlling a firearm while being a prohibited person due to a criminal conviction of battery, and purchasing or receiving a firearm while being a prohibited person due to a temporary restraining order.