California suspect was on probation in Indiana

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SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP): The man arrested with weapons and explosive-making chemicals who told police he was headed to a Los Angeles-area gay pride parade was on probation for an incident with a gun in Indiana.

Clark County court records in Indiana show that James Howell was charged in October with pointing a firearm at someone and with intimidation. He made a deal with prosecutors to plead guilty only to the misdemeanor intimidation charge.

In April, he was given one-year prison sentence that the judge suspended in favor of strict probation.

His probation agreement said that he had to forfeit any weapons that he had.

Police say Howell was arrested on Sunday morning in Santa Monica, California, with three assault rifles and chemicals that can be used to make explosives.


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