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Routine traffic stop leads to the arrest of a convicted felon

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LEESVILLE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) – A routine traffic stop leads to the arrest of a convicted felon with an illegal firearm. This is according to the Leesville Police Department.

On July, 17, an officer reportedly conducted a traffic stop on 34- year-old Joseph Tillman Clark of Simpson. The officer said Clark's driver's license was expired.      

While speaking with Clark, the officer was notified that Clark had an active warrant through the Leesville City Court for failure to appear.  The officer also observed a firearm in the vehicle.

According to LPD, the officer took the firearm for safety.  Clark was determined to be a convicted felon and was not allowed to possess a firearm.

Clark was placed under arrest and was transported to the Leesville Police Department. Upon arrival at the police department, the officer reportedly noticed that Clark tried to discard an item of drug paraphernalia in the police car.

He was arrested for contempt of court, prohibited acts, possession of a firearm by a person convicted of certain felonies, expired driver's license, and tail lamps.

Bond is set at $16,353.

 

 

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