Officer recovers sister’s stolen gun, catches felon

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Scottie Day
Scottie Day (Photo Courtesy: Warren Co. Regional Jail)

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) – Authorities say a Bowling Green police officer who was apprehending a man found a handgun that had been stolen from his sister.

Citing an arrest citation, the Bowling Green Daily News (http://bit.ly/1sRhdPb ) reports Officer James Lewis ran the license plate of a car he didn’t recognize that was parked in his neighborhood early Monday.

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Lewis found out that the car belonged to 47-year-old Scottie Day, who was a suspect in several thefts.

The officer spotted Day walking behind a nearby home. When Lewis approached, police say Day threw a hat to the ground. Inside the hat was the handgun that Lewis’ sister had had stolen from her vehicle.

Day was charged with possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, among other charges. It’s unclear whether he has an attorney.

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Information from: Daily News, http://www.bgdailynews.com

 

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