TRAFFIC STOP – GUN LAW VIOLATION
GREGORY GERARD WASHINGTON
PLATTENVILLE – Assumption Parish Sheriff Leland Falcon reports the arrest of Gregory Gerard Washington, 22, of 106 Myles Street, Paincourtville, LA, on felony gun law violations arising from a traffic stop on LA 70 East, early Sunday morning.
A uniformed patrol deputy observed an eastbound vehicle on LA 70 with an equipment violation and initiated a stop of that vehicle. The deputy made contact with the driver, now identified as Gregory Gerard Washington and proceeded to interview him. The deputy then interviewed the lone passenger. At the concusion of those interviews, the deputy believed that additional investigation was warranted.
A K-9 unit was summoned to the location of the stop. The K-9 conducted an open-air sniff of the suspect vehicle and alerted positive to the presence of contraband. A subsequent search of the vehicle resulted in the seizure of a large caliber handgun. Gregory Gerard Washington was previously convicted of a felony and could not lawfully possess a firearm.
Gregory Gerard Washington was arrested and booked into the Assumption Parish Detention Center on charges of:
*Illegal Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon
*Illegal Window Tint
Gregory Gerard Washington remains incarcerated with bond set at 50,000.
For additional information concerning this News Release, contact Sheriff Leland Falcon or Public Information Officer, Lonny Cavalier at 985-369-7281.