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Loaded Gun Turns Up in Traffic Stop

(La Porte, IN) - La Porte County Police arrested a pair of suspected criminals during a traffic stop.  Increasing the danger was a convicted felon allegedly in possession of a loaded gun.


Damien Wilson, 28, of Elkhart was being held for authorities in Elkhart County on

a previous charge of Possession of a Firearm by a Felon.       


Andrew Blash, 26. Of Michigan City was arrested for Serious Violent Felon in Possession of a Firearm.


Police said Wilson was the driver of a vehicle pulled over Monday night for a license plate violation in the area of U.S 20 and Indiana 39.  A search of the vehicle produced a loaded handgun.  Blash was a back seat passenger in the vehicle. 


Deputies Micah Hatley, Wade Wallace and Evan Doperalski were involved in the arrests, police said.

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