TRAFFIC / GUN LAW VIOLATION – CANDACE LEE ROSS
BAYOU L’OURSE – Assumption Parish Sheriff Leland Falcon reports the arrest of Candace Lee Ross, 34, of 1708 East Garner Drive, Morgan City, LA, on felony firearms charges arising out of a Saturday traffic stop.
A uniformed patrol officer observed a vehicle with an equipment violation in the area of Aristle Road and LA 662.
The deputy conducted a stop of the vehicle and made contact with the driver, now identified as Candace Lee Ross. The driver further identified four occupants in that vehicle as convicted felons.
As a precaution, the deputy conducted pat down searches for protective purposes and then obtained a consent to search the vehicle. During the search process, deputies seized a rifle equipped with a flash suppressor (silencer) which was unregistered. That firearm was attributed to Candace Lee Ross.
Candace Lee Ross was arrested and booked into the Assumption Detention Center on charges of:
*No License Plate Light
*Illegal Carrying or Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon
Candace Lee Ross remains incarcerated with a bond set at $25,000.
For additional information concerning this News Release, contact Sheriff Leland Falcon or Public Information Officer, Lonny Cavalier at 985-369-7281.