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Police find stolen pistol from Pender Co. during Wilmington traffic stop

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Police arrested a man they say had a pistol that was stolen from Pender County in his back pocket when Wilmington officers stopped a car he was riding in near Hillcrest last night.

Wilmington Police say just before 11:30 p.m., officers on patrol near the Hillcrest community noticed a vehicle run the stoplight at 13th and Kidder streets. When police stopped the vehicle, they say they found a .25 caliber pistol in the passenger’s back pocket.

Police say they later discovered that the gun was stolen from Pender County. Officers say they also found nearly 13 grams of marijuana inside the vehicle. Police arrested both the passenger, Carey Cobbs, 32, and the driver, Daquan Brunson, 19, on several, separate charges.

Cobbs, who was wanted on an outstanding warrant, is charged with carrying a concealed weapon, possession of a stolen firearm, and possession of drug paraphernalia. He is in jail under $7,600 bond. Brunson is charged with simple possession of a schedule 6 drug and driving during revocation. Police say Brunson was later released.


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