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LASD - Santa Clarita Valley Station, Los Angeles County Sheriff
Thursday December 7th, 2017 :: 05:22 p.m. PST


SCV Sheriff's Detectives discover 144 firearms in barricaded suspect's Newhall home

On Wednesday, December 6, 2017, at approximately 7:45 AM, Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station deputies responded to the 25200 block of De Wolfe Road, Newhall, regarding a man with a gun and domestic disturbance call. Deputies arrived and contacted two victims who told them the suspect had pointed a handgun at them and threatened them during a domestic incident. This apparently stemmed from an unreported spousal assault from the previous evening, Tuesday, December 5, 2017.  The victims reported the suspect had numerous firearms at the location and was still inside the home. 

Deputies surrounded the residence and made several attempts to communicate with the suspect and have him exit the residence but received no response. The Sheriff’s Department Crisis Negotiation Team and Special Enforcement Bureau (SWAT) were notified and responded. Numerous residents in the surrounding area were evacuated while Station Detectives secured a search warrant.        


At approximately 2:06 PM, communication with the suspect was made by Crisis Negotiation Team members and the suspect surrendered without incident. Detectives then served the warrant and searched the residence. They discovered 144 firearms, consisting of rifles and handguns. Detectives and firearm experts are examining the seized weapons as the investigation is continuing. It is anticipated that several rifles will be identified as being in violation of California firearms laws. The suspect, Robert Mount, M/W, age 52 remains in custody on charges of Spousal Assault, Assault with a Deadly Weapon, and Weapons Laws violations, with a bail of $175,000.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station at (661) 255-1121. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call LA Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS (8477), or by using the website

Detective Bureau Lieutenant Ignacio Somoano will have media availability at Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station on Thursday, December 7, 2017 between 6-7 PM.

FW by: Shirley Miller, Public Information Officer
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