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.
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