CHULA VISTA, Calif. — The husband of missing Chula Vista mom Maya Millete has been issued a temporary gun violence restraining order by the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department, FOX 5 has learned.
Public records show the order was issued May 5, two days before Chula Vista police searched Larry Millete’s home as part of the investigation into Maya’s disappearance. A gun violence restraining order prohibits an individual from possessing or buying guns, ammunition or magazines, according to the San Diego County Superior Court website.
The petition for the restraining order obtained by FOX 5 sheds light on what may have led to the search of the Millete family home on May 7. The document shows Larry Millete is accused of possessing an illegal assault weapon and unregistered firearms.
“The danger consists of children having access to firearms, possession of illegal assault weapons, possession of unregistered firearms, allowing a third party to possess firearms without a legal transfer, and the recent purchase of firearms subsequent to the execution of a search warrant of his home where illegal firearms were seized,” the order says.
Chula Vista police had already seized two guns during a previous search of the Millete home. Two unregistered assault weapons were seized from an uncle’s home, according to the report.
The petition for the restraining order says: “After a search warrant was executed at respondent’s residence, respondent told the officers that he knew they were coming for his firearms and he gave multiple firearms to his friends.”
The document says he refused to disclose the names of the people in possession of the guns.
Maya hasn’t been seen since Jan. 7 near her family’s home. In February, police said Larry had retained an attorney and was no longer answering police questions.
Check back for updates on this developing story.