Ex-Convict Had Handgun in Trunk, Police Say

Shrewsbury Police said he consented to a car search Nov. 11 following a traffic stop.


A South St. Louis man faces a handgun charge after being stopped for a traffic violation Nov. 11 in Shrewsbury.

Lavelle L. Brandon, 37, of the 1900 block of Senate Street in the city of St. Louis, was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm.

Shrewsbury Police said officers pulled over Brandon’s car at Kenrick Manor Drive and Trianon Parkway Drive on a traffic violation. Officers said he consented to a car search. The officer found a 9 mm Taurus handgun in the car’s trunk.

Police said Brandon ran from the scene, but was caught by officers.

Brandon was convicted of second-degree burglary in 1993 and is prohibited from possessing a firearm.

Brandon posted a $30,000 bond and was released Nov. 14.

For more crime information on Affton-Shrewsbury Patch, see the following articles:

  • Police Find Man Exiting Window of Burglarized Home
  • Police Arrest Basement Burglaries Suspect in Lakeshire


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