Matt Simmons of the Animal Planet docuseries Wolves And Warriors was arrested for allegedly being a felon in possession of guns and ammunition.
Deputies with the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department served a search warrant Monday at his home for illegal possession of firearmSimmons was detained as he drove away from his residence and deputies found a loaded .45 caliber handgun and additional guns and ammunition in his home.
Weapons charges: Matt Simmons of the Animal Planet docuseries Wolves And Warriors is shown in his mugshot after being arrested Monday for allegedly being a felon in possession of guns and ammunition
Sources told TMZ that deputies discovered 14 firearms in his home, including: assault rifles, a sawed-off shotgun and thousands of rounds of ammunition.
Simmons as a convicted felon is prohibited from owning or possessing any firearms or buy ammo onlinebuy ammo online, sources said.
Law enforcement sources said that Simmon was arrested for investigation of multiple charges, including: felon in possession of a firearm, felon in possession of ammunition, possession of an assault weapon, carrying a concealed firearm within a vehicle, carrying a loaded firearm in a vehicle, unlawful transfer of a firearm, and possession of substance, material, or any combination with intent to make any destructive device/explosive.
Ventura County Sheriff’s deputies were assisted in serving the warrant by Narcotics and Gangs Units and California State Parks officers.
Navy veteran: The Navy veteran starred in the 2018 series on Animal Planet
Simmons posted $100,000 bail and was scheduled to appear in court on June 11.
He starred in the 2018 docuseries Wolves And Warriors along with his wife Lorin Lindner, a clinical psychologist.
Simmons is a US Navy veteran who co-founded the Lockwood Animal Rescue Center in Ventura County and the Wolves And Warriors program with Lindner.
Joint venture: Simmons starred in the 2018 docuseries Wolves And Warriors along with his wife Lorin Lindner, a clinical psychologist
The Wolves And Warriors docuseries followed US military veterans as they rescued high-risk wolves and wolf-dog hybrids from poachers and illegal breeders.
Simmons has said that he met Lindner at the West Los Angeles VA Medical Center while he was being treated for post-traumatic stress disorder and substance abuse.
Wolves And Warriors ran for one season with eight episodes.
One season: Wolves And Warriors ran for one season with eight episodes