8.12.14 Gun Arrest
On Aug 12, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. LCPD Off. Anthony Weaver, while on patrol, observed Kenneth Lamar Gillis, 21-year-old male, resident of 500 blk. Woodward St., Lancaster, and two other subjects in the area of a store in the 500 blk. of Woodward St. Off. Weaver noticed that it appeared that Gillis was attempting to avoid contact with police by stepping quickly back toward the store. Gillis was found to have summary warrants held by a constable, and was detained by Off. Weaver on those warrants. Gilllis continually made movements toward his waistband area prior to being handcuffed. Gillis was secured and was found to be in possession of a loaded 9mm handgun, which had fallen down into his pant leg. Gillis is prohibited from legally possessing a firearm, having two prior felony drug convictions. Gillis was charged by Off. Weaver with Persons Not to Possess Firearms and Carrying a Fiream Without a License before MDJ Ballentine. He was arraigned by MDJ Roth and committed to LCP in lieu of $250,000 bail.
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