A gun violence restraining order was served against Larry Millete on May 5, just two days before the Chula Vista Police Department executed a search warrant at the home he shares with his wife, Maya Millete, who went missing more than four months ago.
Authorities wrote in the request for the restraining order, which was obtained by CBS8, that Navy veteran Larry Millete is in possession of “illegal assault weapons and unregistered firearms,” posing an “extreme danger to the public in both the cities of Chula Vista and San Diego.”
San Diego Police Detective Justin Garlow wrote that he received two pictures from Chula Vista police that were downloaded from Larry Millete’s phone on Jan. 23, when authorities first served a search warrant at Larry’s house. The photos were dated Jan. 9, which is just two days after Maya disappeared from the home.
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“The photographs I received depicted a kitchen table with a cache of 16 firearms, 4 United States Passports, a government Identification card, several high capacity magazines and hundreds of rounds of ammunition,” Garlow wrote in the request for the restraining order. “The cache of firearms included two short barreled AR-15 illegal assault weapon platforms, five (undetermined legality AR-15 platform rifles, three pump shotguns, one bolt action rifle with scope, and five semi-automatic handguns.”
One of the pictures depicted Larry’s son, who is 4 years old, “standing on the table surrounded by the same cache of legal and illegal firearms and ammunition.”
“The child had immediate access to the illegal assault weapons and the fourteen other firearms and ammunition creating a potential extreme danger to the child and those physically present at the home,” Garlow wrote in the order.
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At least 20 guns were cited in the restraining order, though only eight guns are registered to Larry under California’s Automated Firearm System. Two of his rifles were seized from his uncle’s house, according to the order.
Larry Millete told Fox News that his guns are a “collection,” not a “cache” as the police framed it.
“I have done absolutely nothing that would void my rights,” he told Fox News Wednesday. “Absolutely infringing on the 2nd Amendment.”
Larry also allegedly purchased two Glock 17 9mm pistols after the search warrant on Jan. 23. A gun violence restraining order would prevent him from purchasing more guns until the issue is resolved.
Maya Millete disappeared from her Chula Vista home at about 5 p.m. on Jan. 7, just hours after she sought advice on divorce attorneys and made an appointment with a lawyer for the following week.
Police served another search warrant at the Milletes’ home on May 7. Authorities were at the home for hours with K9s and could be seen loading boxes into a lab van parked in the driveway.
A spokesman from the Chula Vista Police Department did not respond to a question Wednesday about what evidence was seized during the latest search.
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A hearing on the gun violence restraining order is scheduled for June 22, according to court records.