Local Dravenstatt arrested again on felony charges

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Idyllwild local Taylor James Dravenstatt, 24, previously sent to state prison for felony burglary in 2013, was arrested again on Sept. 6 for felony burglary of a dwelling. The arrest occurred in Perris. He also is charged with felony parole violation. He is currently in custody at Southwest Detention Center in Murietta. Dravenstatt’s prior conviction counts as a first strike under California’s three-strike law.

Because of his prior conviction and sentence, Dravenstatt is ineligible for probation. He also has a prior felony and prison within the last five years.

Dravenstatt was arrested in 2012 for felony burglary with another defendant, Ron Kimmerle, also then of Idyllwild. Dravenstatt was arrested again this time with other defendants — Charles Michael Stratton and Geoffrey Eugene Helmick, both of Hemet, each similarly charged with felony burglary on violation date Sept. 6.

The next action in the case is a felony settlement case for all three at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, in Department 63 in Riverside. Bail for Dravenstatt is set at $170,000.

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