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Valley Springs Felon Facing Several Charges After Traffic Stop

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Valley Springs, CA — A routine traffic stop for the Calaveras County Sheriff´s Department led to the arrest of a convicted felon in possession of a loaded shotgun.

When Sheriff´s Deputies stopped 33-year-old David Cloward late last night, they found him to be under the influence of alcohol. During a pat-down search Deputies say they found four shotgun shells in Cloward´s pocket; prompting them to search the vehicle.

A loaded 12-gauge shotgun was found behind the bench seat of the vehicle. Cloward was arrested on several charges and booked into the county jail with no bail.