Highland deputies responding to calls about a fight on the 7400 block o Elm Street arrested Deon Johnson, 21, of San Bernardino for being a felon in possession of a firearm on Thursday, Aug. 29.

According to a sheriff’s department press release, the deputies were responding to a fight in Highland involving numerous people on Thursday at about 8:20 p.m. Witnesses reported seeing some of the people carrying firearms. When deputies arrived, Deon Johnson ran from them, but was apprehended a short distance away. Johnson was found to be in possession of a loaded firearm with a large capacity magazine. Johnson is currently on parole for a residential burglary conviction out of Los Angeles County. Johnson was arrested and booked at Central Detention Center on the above charges and parole violation.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Highland Police/ Sheriff’s Station. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or to leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at wetip.com.

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