On May 17 at 6:48 p.m., a patrol officer initiated a traffic stop in the 3200 block of Crain Highway in Waldorf for registration and insurance violations. Further investigation revealed a loaded handgun inside the vehicle. The driver, Jordan Malik Barnes, 27, of Forestville, was arrested and charged with illegal possession of a firearm due to previous convictions, transporting a loaded firearm in a vehicle, and other related charges. On May 18,  a judge ordered Barnes could be released from the Charles County Detention Center after paying 10 percent of a $2,000 bond. Officer Gordon is investigating.

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