A Columbus man stopped by police for a traffic violation early Wednesday was arrested for having a stolen gun, reports state.
Tomah Brown, 37, is charged with theft by receiving property stolen in another state, two license tag charges and a turn signal violation, police said.
According to reports, an officer spotted Brown fail to use his turn signal about 3:45 a.m. Wednesday at Oates Avenue and 44th Street. The officer then approached Brown’s vehicle and saw a holster hanging from the stick shift.
Brown then told the officer he had a pistol in between the seat next to him. The officer checked the serial number on the gun and discovered it’d been reported stolen out of Alabama, police said.
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Brown was then arrested.