Georgia man arrested in La Porte County after speeding, carrying loaded firearm

(Photo Supplied/La Porte County Sheriff's Office)

A Georgia man was arrested in La Porte County after a traffic stop revealed he was in possession of illegal weapons.

It all began when a deputy was driving westbound on US 30 just after 5 a.m. Sunday. He detected a vehicle traveling eastbound at 96 miles per hour. The deputy did a u-turn and conducted a traffic stop.

The driver was identified as Jerrell Coleman, 44 of Georgia. ABC 57 News reports during the stop, the officer also discovered a loaded firearm in the vehicle.

Coleman was arrested and faces a preliminary charge of Possession of a Firearm by a Serious Violent Felon. He’s being held on a $20,500 cash bond.

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1 comment

Charles U Farley June 17, 2020 at 10:17 am

The weapon wasn’t illegal, it was illegal for him to posses it. I really hate the wording behind that charge because of the hoplophobic connotation it carries.


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