Tyson Hobbs was arrested after officers obtained a search warrant from Seventh District Court Judge Craig Bunnell and, in conjunction with deputies from Grand County Sheriff’s Office, conducted surveillance on a home in the 800 block of Millcreek Drive.
According to Moab City Police Chief Jim Winder the tip that led officers to investigate Hobbs and seek the search warrant came from a concerned citizen.
Hobbs was taken into custody without incident after being observed by surveillance teams as he was driving away from the home. According to the probable cause statement in the case, Hobbs was in possession of a loaded pistol and two rifles when police stopped him. The stop also netted two large knives, various calibers of ammunition, and an unknown amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
Hobbs was previously convicted of a felony and is the subject of an active protective order, both of which preclude him from possessing firearms.
Once officers made entry into the home, according to the probable cause statement, they discovered five additional firearms in a gun safe in the master bedroom, a glass vial containing methamphetamine and marijuana. Marijuana was also discovered in the living room of a house, in a location that was in direct contact with children’s toys. At the time of his arrest, according to Winder, Hobbs told police he was on his way to pick up his son.
Hobbs is charged with eight felony counts of possession of a dangerous weapon by a restricted person, two misdemeanor counts of possession a of a dangerous weapon, a single misdemeanor count each of possession of methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia, one count of endangerment of a child and violation of a protective order, and single misdemeanor counts of driving without a required ignition interlock and driving while a license is suspended or revoked.
Bail was initially set at $60,000 but was reduced to $3,500 on Tuesday, Oct. 31. Hobbs is scheduled to appear before Seventh District Court Judge Lyle Anderson for preliminary hearing Nov. 28 at 9:30 a.m.