Man arrested for firearms

— A local man was in court Friday facing a charge of unlawful possession of a firearm.

Avery Jackson Quillan, 23, was arrested in Room 210 of the Travel Inn, 724 Yakima Valley Highway, last Wednesday. He appeared in Yakima County Superior Court on Friday.

According to court records, police following up an investigation of a stolen vehicle found Quillan residing in the motel room with his 18-year-old girlfriend, Demaris M. Dundas, when officers spotted alleged drug paraphernalia in the room. After obtaining and executing a search warrant, a rifle and handgun were located.

Court records show Quillan was previously convicted of second-degree assault, third-degree assault and second-degree arson.

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