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Gun violence restraining order issued to Chula Vista husband, days before police search home

Maya Millete
Posted at 5:30 PM, May 09, 2021

CHULA VISTA, Calif. (KGTV) -- The San Diego County Sheriff's department has issued a temporary gun violence restraining order for Larry Millete.

Public records show the order was issued May 5, two days before the Chula Vista police department served a second search warrant at the Millete home, four months after Maya Millete's disappearance.

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According to the Sheriff's Department website, this type of restraining order is issued in writing and signed off by the court. It prohibits the person from owning, purchasing, receiving, or having custody of any firearm, ammunition, or magazine.

The documents show Larry Millete owns 22 firearms, including 7 AR-15s, three shotguns and five handguns. Eight of the firearms are legally registered to him, but the 14 others were not.

The reason for the restraining order, according to the documents is a "significant danger" of Millete having access to the firearms.

Larry is said to have allowed a third party to possess firearms without a legal transfer, also noting that he bought two firearms after a search warrant was served at his home where illegal firearms were seized, referring to the first search of the Millete home back in January.

After the search in January, Millete also reportedly told officers that he knew they were coming for his weapons and that he gave multiple firearms to his friends. In the document, police say he refused to give names of those in possession of the weapons.

Two semi-automatic rifles belonging to Millete were seized from his uncle’s house.

As of May 4, 18 of Millete's firearms are outstanding.

Two days after the order was issued, police spent hours searching the Millete home. Officers were seen using K9s and loading boxes from inside the house into a vehicle.

ABC 10News reached out to Maya's sister and brother-in-law, who said they had no idea the gun violence restraining order was issued and said their family did not request it.

ABC 10News reached out to CVPD and the Sheriff's Department Sunday about the order and have not heard back.