No Tag Leads to Gun Charge Arrest for Alabama Man in Georgia

A convicted felon who was wanted in Alabama was found with a gun – after being stopped for having no tag in Floyd County, GA.

According to a Floyd County Police Department incident report, On June 8th (20230, at 8:36 that evening, Officer’s Bradley and Masciovecchio were on routine patrol on Park Avenue – when they stopped a vehicle – after noticing it had no tag.  They made contact with the driver, identified as Anthony Jerome Martin, 62, of Lindale.  Martin informed officers that he had just bought his truck, and the tag on the vehicle belonged to the previous owner.

The VIN showed the vehicle had no insurance.  Martin was also found to have a felony warrant through the state of Alabama –  and that Martins’s license had expired in 2019.  Martin told Officer Masciovecchio there was a firearm located inside the driver’s door of the vehicle and Officer Masciovecchio retrieved the Phoenix .22 long rifle Pistol.

According to the report “Martin informed Officer Masciovecchio that he keeps the firearm for protection since he carries a lot of cash. He also admitted that he knew he was a convicted felon and could not have the firearm. Martin was arrested and he was booked into the Floyd County Jail, charged with driving while unlicensed, driving without insurance, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and being a fugitive from justice.

(Northwest Georgia Scanner)


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