Police arrest man for stolen handgun

Police arrest man for stolen handgun

BLYTHEVILLE, AR (KAIT) - Blytheville police arrested a man after finding a weapon stolen out of Jonesboro during a traffic stop.

According to a police report, officers stopped a red, four-door vehicle that had defective equipment April 21.

When speaking with the driver, William Hernandez, 18, officers smelled the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle.

Hernandez said that two women were smoking marijuana in the back of the vehicle earlier.

During a search of the vehicle, officers found a handgun hidden under the driver's seat.

Officers were able to confirm that the handgun was stolen out of Jonesboro.

The report said that the weapon was loaded with ten, 9-millimeter rounds and a laser was attached to the rail of the gun.

Officers also found one spent casing in the floorboard.

Hernandez was taken to the Mississippi County Jail and charged with possession of a stolen firearm.

He appeared in the Blytheville District Court Monday, and his bond was set at $5,000.

His next court date is May 31.

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