Dones is possibly associated with the Orinda Halloween shootings that killed five people, authorities say.
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The ATF tweeted photos of the team who arrested Dones and another man. In the tweet, they said they were supporting the Sheriff's investigation into the Orinda shootings.
ATF's #NIBIN links gun seized by @ATFSanFrancisco Crime Gun Enforcement Team to multiple shootings in the Bay Area during arrests carried out in support of @cocosopio investigation into the Orinda, CA Halloween mass shooting. ATF also announces $20K reward. #DOJProjectGuardian pic.twitter.com/w3ktjwbYgp— ATF San Francisco (@ATFSanFrancisco) November 22, 2019
However, prosecutors are not saying what, if any, role he is suspected of playing in the killings. The prosecutor said outside of court that the guns recovered in this case were not used in the shootings in Orinda.
"There were search warrants and arrest warrants issued that lead to the arrest and seizure of firearms and ammunition in this case. However any connection to the Orinda event we have no comment on," said Prosecutor Jeff Kolko.
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The public defender representing Dones had no comment.
Kolko said this case is very complex. He asked for anyone with information to come forward and help with the case. There is a $20,000 reward for information that leads to arrests and convictions.