Student caught with stolen gun on campus

A Grambling State University student from Baton Rouge was arrested Monday after he was found in a women’s dormitory in possession of a stolen handgun.

GSU police officers responded to Bowen Hall to assist housing staff with a walkthrough after midnight Monday morning. Upon reaching the third floor, several males in violation of visiting hours in the women’s dorm were seen leaving a room. As officers entered, they smelled marijuana in the air.

Several males and females were in the room. Kyle W. D. Jones, 19, was wearing a fanny pack across his shoulder. He was asked if he had anything illegal on his person and he stated no.

For officer safety, the men in the room were frisked. When Jones was frisked, an officer noticed the fanny pack was very heavy and contained something hard resembling a handgun. At that time Jones pulled away from the officers and had to be physically restrained

A handgun with a laser attachment was found in the fanny pack. A check through the National Crime Information Center revealed the firearm had been stolen in East Baton Rouge Parish.

Jones was booked at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center for illegal carrying of a weapon, possession of a firearm in a firearm-free school zone, and illegal possession of a stolen firearm.

Jones’s bail amount was not available at press time.

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