Warrant Issued for Man Accused of Carrying High-Capacity Rifle in Public

Connor Forbes
Connor Forbes
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Warrant Issued for Man Accused of Carrying High-Capacity Rifle in Public

RIVERSIDE (CNS) – A 24-year-old man accused of carrying a high- capacity rifle outside a Corona apartment complex, prompting police to open fire when he didn’t surrender, was being sought Tuesday after a judge issued a warrant for his arrest because he didn’t make a court appearance.

Isaiah Janmar Goldmas of Ontario was arrested in August 2022 following a nearly month-long investigation by the Corona Police Department.

Goldmas is charged with two counts of firearm assault, carrying a loaded gun prohibited by the California Department of Justice, exhibiting a firearm not in self-defense and resisting arrest.

He has been out of custody, on bond, since last year and was slated to appear for a settlement conference a week ago. However, when his case was called at the Riverside Hall of Justice, Goldmas was a no-show, prompting Riverside County Superior Court Judge Emma Smith to sign a bench warrant on Aug. 29.

The defendant’s whereabouts were unknown Tuesday.

According to Corona police, shortly before 6 a.m. on July 31, 2022, the defendant was spotted outside the Ashton Apartments at 2178 Stoneridge Drive, allegedly toting the rifle.

Det. Daniel Clary said frightened witnesses called 911, after which patrol officers deployed a remote-controlled drone to scour the apartment complex, where they saw Goldmas “in the parking lot, holding the rifle.”

“When officers attempted to contact the suspect, an officer-involved shooting occurred,” the detective said, without specifying whether the defendant aimed the rifle, or what other alleged actions he took. “The suspect dropped the rifle and ran to the Deerwood Apartment Complex.”

Goldmas was not hit, and no officers were injured.

California Highway Patrol and Riverside police officers deployed to the location to assist, along with sheriff’s deputies, according to Clary.

“During the search, officers recovered the loaded semi-automatic rifle,” he said, adding that they were unable to find the defendant.

In the ensuing weeks, investigators were able to confirm that Goldmas was the man in the parking lot, culminating in an arrest warrant being obtained and served on International Way in Ontario, where he was taken into custody without incident.

Warrant Issued for Man Accused of Carrying High-Capacity Rifle in Public

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