Trooper Recovers Stolen Handguns in Traffic Stop

“A subsequent search of the car revealed two Glock 9 mm handguns found under the front passenger seat. . . The handguns had been reported stolen to Gary Police Department on March 20, 2018 at 1:18 a.m., just an hour before.”– Sgt. Ann Wojas, Indiana State Police

Police say the handguns above were stolen and recovered during a traffic stop. Photo Provided by Indiana State Police

March 20, 2018-Indiana State Police are commending the work of a trooper who removed two stolen handguns from the streets during a traffic stop early this morning. According to the statement from Sgt. Ann Wojas, Trooper
James Brasseur performed a traffic stop at 2:15 a.m. today after he saw a Chevrolet Cavalier “doing 93 in a 55 mile per hour posted speed zone.” A records check revealed that the driver, later identified as Tywoun D. Nixon, 22 of Gary, never received a driver’s license according to the report.

A subsequent search of the vehicle turned up two Glock 9mm handguns under the driver’s seat according to the report. “The handguns had been reported stolen to Gary Police Department on March 20, 2018 at 1:18 a.m., just an hour before.” Police did not issue details on the theft of the handguns.

Tywoun D. Nixon was taken to Lake County Jail in Crown Point and charged with:

  • Two counts theft  (possession of stolen firearm) –Level 6 Felony
  • One county of violation of a protection order-Class A Misdemeanor
  • One count of handgun no permit-Class A Misdemeanor
  • Driver Never Licensed

All criminal defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.  A criminal charge is not evidence of guilt.

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