OAKDALE (CBS13) — A man was arrested on weapons charges after he reportedly drove an RV recklessly through Oakdale.
Police say they found a 12-year-old child who appeared disoriented near the RV, which was illegally parked at F Street and Yosemite Avenue. At the scene, witnesses reported seeing a man that was carrying a gun and walking away from the vehicle.READ MORE: State Water Officials Preparing To Make Emergency Cutbacks To Growers And Ranchers
Gordon Newnam, 55, was found nearby and was taken into custody.READ MORE: Woman Drowns At Shrinking Folsom Lake, Leaving Young Nephew Alone on Shore
Officers were then told there may be another armed man in the RV, so they surrounded the RV with Stanislaus County Sheriff’s units before going in and finding it empty. Another firearm was found in the RV, officers said.MORE NEWS: Illegal Dumping Laws Not Being Enforced Along Tuolumne River As Trash Piles Up
Police say the child, who was found to be Newnam’s son, was taken into protective custody. Meanwhile, Newnam was arrested on multiple felony weapons violations.