A $24 thousand dollar loan over marijuana turned into a dispute between two men when one of the parties tried to collect. Nevada County Sheriff Keith Royal says last (Tuesday) night they received a call from a victim who had left his residence in the 22-thousand block of Perimeter road in South County and was calling from a Casino in Placer County to report vehicles and other property had been taken from his residence at gunpoint.
The victim, 31 year old James Kinney, met up with deputies at a gas station on Combie Rd. and took them to his residence where the theft had occurred.
The suspect was identified as a 59 year old Joseph Axtell who was on searchable probation so officers went to his residence in the 19-thousand block of Valley Vista Drive in Penn Valley.
They could see 3 vehicles in the garage that matched the description of the ones that had been stolen from the victim. Inside the home, deputies also found a loaded Remington 22 caliber Rife, a loaded Marlin Rifle several cell phones and the big screen TV that had been taken from the victims home.
Axtell was taken into custody for robbery, vehicle Theft, receiving known stolen property, probation violation and being an ex-felon with a firearm. Deputies say they are still searching for the other suspect.