A Hesperia man was sentenced to 10 years in Federal Prison for bringing a rifle into the Victorville BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse in 2018.
Francisco Alvarado Felix, 33, of Hesperia, and a friend visited the BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse on restaurant row in the City of Victorville on December 29, 2018. Felix asked to order an alcoholic drink but the employee would not serve him due to him not having proper identification. Later, the employee saw Felix sipping his friend’s alcoholic beverage, the manager told Felix that he was not allowed to consume alcohol inside the restaurant and he would have to leave if he did it again.
He went to his vehicle and came back with a rifle and flashed it at the manager. The manager and Felix wrestled on the ground, during which time the rifle fired one round. No one was hit, but Felix fled the location with the rifle. He hid until the next morning but deputies responded to his home with a search warrant the following day. He was arrested without incident and the AR-15 rifle, ammunition, and 37.6 grams of methamphetamine in two separate baggies were found during the search.
It was also learned that during the scuffle that Felix was out on bail on a state case from December 5, 2015 at a HIghland casino. Felix allegedly was found to have a semi-automatic pistol attached to the front console of his car near the driver’s seat. Felix pleaded guilty to one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. He is due back on March 16, 2020, and may be sentenced at that time. Felix faces a statutory maximum sentence of 10 years in federal prison in this second firearms-related case.
In August 2019, Felix pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. In addition he pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine
Felix previously was convicted in San Bernardino County Superior Court for felony DUI in 2014 and of three separate felony methamphetamine-related charges in 2015 and 2016. He was sentenced to 10 years in a Federal Prison for his involvement with the BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse case.
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