Police Arrest Male for Illegal Possession of a Firearm in Downtown Silver Spring

Officers from the county’s 3rd District Crime Suppression Task Force arrested a 33-year-old male from Washington for illegally possessing a handgun and for having an active arrest warrant from Prince George’s County.

“Officers from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 3rd District Crime Suppression Task Force arrested 33-year-old Cedric Billy Coleman of Washington, D.C. for possessing illegally a .45 caliber Sig Sauer P220 handgun and for having an active arrest warrant out Prince George’s County,” reads an MCPD press release.

“On December 4, at approximately 1:36 p.m., the officers were patrolling the area of Georgia Ave. and Eastern Ave. when they observed a gold Chevy Caprice parked on King St. Officers determined that the license plate on this vehicle was reported as stolen and registered to a different vehicle. Officers initiated surveillance on the vehicle, which was unoccupied at that time.

“At approximately 2:07 p.m., officers observed Coleman entering the vehicle. When Coleman saw the officers approaching the vehicle, he attempted to flee the scene in the vehicle, but his attempts were unsuccessful. Officers then placed Coleman under arrest and located a loaded .45 caliber Sig Sauer P220 handgun on his person.

“Officers determined that Coleman had an active arrest warrant out of Prince George’s County for firearm possession with a felony conviction. Coleman was also prohibited from owning or possessing a firearm.

“Coleman was transported to the Central Processing Unit, where he was charged with illegal possession of a firearm related charges and theft under $100. He is being held without bond.”

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