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Ex-Felon and a Southern California Man Arrested in Separate Incidents

An ex-felon being questioned about what he knew of a recent burglary was taken into custody when it was discovered he was in possession of a loaded firearm. Sheriff Keith Royal says 49 year old Craig Cortex was being questioned at a Julia Ranch Rd home east of Grass Valley early Thursday morning.
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Cortez was taken into custody and booked into the Wayne Brown Correctional Facility on possession of a firearm and ammunition charges. Bail is set at 50,000.

In a separate incident a 28 year old male from Costa Mesa was taken into custody on the outskirts of Nevada City. Sheriff Royal says deputies first noticed a vehicle with a body lying next to it around 1:00 AM Wednesday morning.
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The deputy determined the subject, David Buchanan, was asleep.
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Buchanan is being held on a No Bail warrant from another jurisdiction.

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