On July 17 at 1:15 p.m., officers initiated a traffic stop in the area of Bensville Road and Grassland Court in Waldorf after observing a speeding violation. As the driver was pulling over, the officer observed the driver throw a gun to the back seat. Upon approaching the car, the officer observed a loaded magazine and an empty holster in the driver’s lap. Upon further investigation, officers recovered a gun in the back seat as well as four fully-loaded magazines. Travis Evan Patterson, 34, of White Plains was charged with transporting a loaded firearm in a vehicle, carrying a loaded handgun on person and other related charges. On July 19, a judge released Patterson from the Charles County Detention Center on personal recognizance. PFC Fenlon is investigating.
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