During the course of the traffic stop one of the stolen items was seen in plain view in the truck. Deputies obtained consent to search the vehicle from the driver/owner of the truck. During the search other stolen items were located. The driver, Timothy Miera, and the passenger, Javier Johnson, were taken into custody. A two year old child that was also in the truck was released to her mother.
While conducting the investigation deputies learned that both Timothy and Javier were on felony probation in Utah. Javier was also wanted on a $25,000 felony warrant for burglary out of the 3rd District Court in Salt Lake City. A consent search of the apartment where Javier and Timothy both lived was conducted by deputies and agents from Adult Probation and Parole. More stolen items were located in the apartment.
Deputies and Agents ended up recovering ten airsoft guns, multiple C02 cartridges, an Exacto Knife kit, and ammunition for the airsoft guns. All of these items are believed to have been stolen over the last three weeks from the Walmart store. Also located were items believed to be from a separate burglary of a vehicle and narcotics paraphernalia. Both Timothy and Javier were arrested and booked into the Iron County Jail.
Javier was charged with 2 counts of Felony Theft, Vehicle Burglary, Possession of Drugs, False Personal Information to a Police Officer, Possession of a Dangerous Weapon by a Restricted Person, Carrying a Dangerous Weapon While Under the Influence, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, the warrant out of Salt Lake City and a Probation Violation. Timothy was charged with Felony Theft, Internal Possession of Drugs, Possession of a Dangerous Weapon by a Restricted Person, and a Probation Violation.