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Convicted felon with stolen firearm arrested during traffic stop in Mountain Detachment

On Jan. 31, at 12:43 a.m., a Mountain Detachment deputy stopped a vehicle at Mountain Hwy E and 304th St E because the driver ran a red light and had an unsecured box on the roof.

When the deputy contacted the driver, he noticed a firearm wedged between the front seats.

The 35-year-old driver is a convicted felon and is prohibited from possessing firearms.

When the deputy conducted a records check, he learned that the firearm had been reported stolen in Clallam County.

The driver was booked into jail, and prosecutors charged him with unlawful possession of a firearm in the first degree. Bail was set at $15,000.