Stolen gun found on traffic stop

A Georgia man was arrested Saturday by the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office after a stolen firearm was found in his vehicle.

James R. Vickery Jr., 30, of Blackshear, Georgia, was stopped on Interstate 20 for speeding 85 miles per hour in a 70 mph zone. Vickery told the deputy there had been a warrant for his arrest, but it had been taken care of. When asked if there were any weapons in the car, Vickery said yes.

A check of the Smith & Wesson .380 pistol through the National Crime Information Center revealed the weapon was stolen.

Vickery was arrested and booked at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center for possession of a stolen firearm and speeding. Bail was set at $7,500.

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