Handgun Recovered during Traffic Stop: On January 7 at 3:44 p.m., a patrol officer initiated a traffic stop in the area of Palmer Place and Pilgrims Square. The driver pulled over but fled on foot. He was apprehended a short distance away and found to be in possession of a loaded polymer 80 “ghost gun” – meaning the gun does not have a serial number. A computer check revealed the driver is prohibited from possessing a firearm due to previous convictions. The suspect, Carioco Jovan Grimes, 34, of Waldorf, was arrested and charged with illegal possession of a firearm, loaded handgun in vehicle, loaded handgun on person, and other related charges. On January 9, a judge ordered Grimes could be released from the Charles County Detention Center if he is able to meet the requirements for electronic monitoring. Officer T. Brown is investigating.

Carioco Jovan Grimes

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