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.
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.