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Man with gun made threats at Newport Beach restaurant, police say

July 28, 2012 |  8:08 am

A man was arrested by Newport Beach police on suspicion of carrying a loaded, unregistered gun and making threats.

Henry Saxon Learmont, 36, of Castaic is accused of threatening a business associate while at Islands restaurant about 9:30 p.m. July 17, according to Sgt. Joe Cartwright.

Upon arriving to the eatery at 1380 Bison St., police found Learmont in the parking lot in possession of a loaded gun and arrested him, Cartwright said.

Learmont, whose occupation was listed as a "VP" in Orange County Jail records, was released from jail Sunday after posting bail, the Daily Pilot reported.

He pleaded not guilty July 19 to one felony count of making criminal threats, and not guilty to two misdemeanor charges of carrying a loaded unregistered gun and carrying a concealed loaded unregistered gun in a vehicle. He had a pre-trial hearing on Friday.

— Lauren Williams and Amy Senk, Times Community News