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Convicted Felon with Gun Hooked by Police

(La Porte, IN) - A convicted felon and a firearm were taken off the streets in La Porte at the same time recently.


Richard Taylor, Jr. is charged in La Porte Circuit Court with Serious Violent Felon in Possession of a Handgun.


According to court documents, the Michigan City native was pulled over last week on Lincolnway. Taylor allegedly changed lanes without properly using a turn signal. Police said a loaded handgun was found underneath the driver’s seat.


Taylor was recently released from prison after serving about half his eight-year robbery sentence. According to court documents, he robbed a gas station at gunpoint at 104 E. Lincolnway in La Porte in 2017. He fled with about $1,000 in cash and several cartons of cigarettes.


When taken into custody three days later, police said Taylor had some heroin in his possession.

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