Warrant Given Inyo Officials In Manson Case
Tuesday, February 24th, 1970
INDEPENDENCE, Calif., Feb. 24 – A federal warrant charging Bruce McGregor Davis, a figure in the Charles Manson case, with a federal firearms violation, has been received by officials of Inyo County, where he is being held on a stolen property charge.
Davis, 27, is charged by the federal government with purchasing a concealable firearm with fictitious identification. The U.S. District Court which issued the warrant set bail at $15,000.
The local case against Davis, who is charged with receiving stolen property, has been taken under advisement by Judge Gale Denney of Southern Inyo Justice Court, following his appearance at a preliminary hearing.
He was arrested in the series of October, 1969, raids in Death Valley National Monument which resulted in the arrest of Charles Manson and several others charged in connection with the Sharon Tate murders.
In the meantime, his case took another twist this week when Jennifer Sue Leghorn Gentry, 21, of Santa Monica was arrested in court for attempting to pass an unknown substance to Davis during the hearing.