On Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at approximately 1:30 AM, United States Border Patrol Agents near the Grays Well area and Interstate 8 observed a male subject pull out a scoped assault type rifle from the trunk of his vehicle. The subject then placed the weapon in the interior of the vehicle.
The vehicle was occupied by two other persons. The Imperial County Sheriffâ€™s Dispatch Center was contacted and Sheriffâ€™s Deputies responded to the I-8 Grays Wells area. The subjects were detained and an investigations was conducted.
An illegal, loaded assault rifle and a handgun were located in the interior of the vehicle. Several high capacity magazines, to include two loaded one hundred around drum magazines and several hundred rounds were located in the trunk of the vehicle. The three subjects were travelling from the state of Utah.
Brian Elliot Mitchell (25) was arrested for being in possession of an assault weapon and high capacity magazines and having a loaded weapon in the vehicle. His bail is set at $15,000. Kami Jean Heyes (32) was arrested for allowing a loaded weapon in the vehicle. Heyeâ€™s bail was set at $ 2,500. The third person was released at the scene.