Isaac Aaron Morgan Loftus, a 26-year-old man from Pasadena, California, has been charged by federal prosecutors for allegedly possessing unregistered firearms and explosives, most notably, a machine gun, a felony that carries a statutory maximum of 10 years in federal prison. According to the indictment, the man adhered to an extremist, anti-government ideology and had created a stash of weapons and explosives in his home, which included pipe bombs and a grenade.
Pasadena Man's Alleged Extremist Ideology and Weapon Stash
On November 22, 2022, law enforcement received a call about an armed individual near a high school in South Los Angeles. Apparently, the suspect was wearing a tactical vest and cargo pants and was pointing a firearm at two passing motorists. When law enforcement approached the suspect, Loftus, he ignored their commands to stop. As such, he was detained, handcuffed, and arrested.
On his person was, allegedly, a 9mm handgun with no serial number and a handle decorated with symbols that tend to be associated with the Boogaloo movement. The anti-government extremist movement, “Boogaloo,” believes there will be some sort of uprising or civil war against the U.S. government because of how the government has overreached or intervened in their constitutional rights.
Loftus was also in possession of two heavy-duty zip ties, a tactical plate carrier, a pocketknife, a black knife, and two key fobs for a Honda Clarity that had been reported stolen and was supposedly involved in a hit-and-run accident earlier that day. Inside the Honda, law enforcement also found another 9mm gun with no serial number, a 12-inch AR-style rifle, a drop-in auto sear, dozens of rounds of ammunition, and a silencer. After the arrest, law enforcement searched Loftus's residence and found firearms and firearms cases, auto sears, and a large U.S. flag with symbols from the Boogaloo ideology.
Hiring an Experienced Criminal Attorney
Despite a criminal complaint being filed, Loftus should be presumed innocent until he is proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. To do so, the prosecution must show that the only reasonable explanation for the situation and facts is the argument they present.
Attorney Vitaly Sigal of Sigal Law Group is an experienced criminal attorney who can create a defense strategy that will effectively negate the prosecution's argument. Call 818-325-0579 today for a free consultation.