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Assault weapons arrest in Bear Valley Springs

Assault weapons arrest in Bear Valley Springs
This handout photo from the Bear Valley Police Department on Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, shows weapons seized during the execution of a warrant to arrest Joseph Daniel Nelson.

BEAR VALLEY SPRINGS, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — Bear Valley Springs police have arrested Joseph Nelson on three counts of felony weapons violations.

Officers said the arrest Thursday was the result of an ongoing investigation stemming from a prior domestic battery case.

The weapons violations include possession of a short barrel rifle and large-capacity magazines. According to a department news release, Nelson's bail was set at $50,000.