Ex-felon in custody after trying to purchase firearm while on house arrest
On July 26, members of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Investigations Division received information that David Caylor, a convicted felon who is prohibited from possessing a firearm, was attempting to purchase a firearm unlawfully within Douglas County.
Caylor, 53, is participating in a Nevada Department of Corrections house arrest program while serving a prison sentence for a subsequent instance of driving under the influence.
On Friday, Caylor met with an undercover investigator in order to purchase a .45 caliber semiautomatic handgun. Caylor purchased the firearm from the investigator, then he was immediately arrested for an ex-felon in possession of a firearm.
Caylor was taken to the Minden Jail for booking. The Nevada Department of Parole and Probation Department of Corrections has placed a no bail hold on Caylor.
“I am very thankful for the hard work my Investigations Division put into this case to stop an ex-felon from purchasing a firearm,” Sheriff Dan Coverley said.
Caylor appeared in East Fork Justice Court on Monday morning.
Attorney Maria Pence was appointed to represent Caylor on Monday and his bail was set at $25,000.
As of his court hearing, the Department of Corrections had yet to issue a hold, but prosecutor Patrick Ferguson said that was likely to happen before the end of the day.