Man arrested after police find gun under cheeseburger

Man arrested after police find gun under cheeseburger

BLYTHEVILLE, AR (KAIT) - Instead of fries, a man told police fast food workers put a gun in his bag.

Blytheville police arrested Henry Twilley on suspicion of possession of a firearm by certain persons.

Officers stopped Twilley's Toyota Camry Saturday night at the intersection of Vine and Franklin for failing to use his headlights.

After learning the 65-year-old Blytheville man was a convicted felony and had a warrant through the Mississippi County Sheriff's Office, officers took him into custody.

While searching Twilley's car, officers reported finding a Taurus .25 caliber handgun in a fast food bag, hidden under a cheeseburger.

Twilley reportedly said in order for the officers to find the gun they had to "get in his food."

According to an email from Captain Scott Adams of the Blytheville Police Department's Criminal Investigation Division, Twilley then said "someone had placed the gun in his food."

Officers took him to the sheriff's office to await arraignment. On Sept. 6, Judge Shannon Langston bound him over to circuit court and set his bond at $2,500.

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