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Police: Man arrested after stolen gun found

A man was arrested after a stolen gun was found in a bag he dropped while trying to run from police Thursday night, according to Columbus Police Chief Fred Shelton.

Posted: Aug. 17, 2018 8:48 AM
Updated: Aug. 17, 2018 12:55 PM

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) - A man was arrested after a stolen gun was found in a bag he dropped while trying to run from police Thursday night, according to Columbus Police Chief Fred Shelton.

Police stopped a car near the Waffle House in Columbus, Shelton said. The passenger, Elijah Young, tried to run from officers but was caught behind the restaurant. Officers found a stolen item in a bag Young dropped while trying to flee.

Young is a convicted felon and had a misdemeanor outstanding warrant, Shelton said.

No word on what charges Young will face.

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