Trooper Zach Lenderman finds ammunition in a bag that belonged to convicted felon, 23 year old Anthony Daniels, of Killeen (Daniels is pictured at right looking on).
Speeder Arrested on Firearms Violation, SPRING CREEK, January 1, 2018 - At approximately 4 pm on January 1, 2018, Trooper Chris Cain with the Texas Highway Patrol, made a routine traffic stop on a Ford Fusion, driven by Anthony Daniels, 23, of Killeen. Daniels was speeding (77 in a 60). When Trooper Cain approached the car, he smelled a strong scent of marijuana. With probable cause established, Cain had the occupants (Daniels and his passenger, 21 year old Keyana Parker) exit the vehicle. Cain was backed up by Deputy Kayla Hemperly with the Polk County Sheriff's Office. Soon, Trooper Zach Lenderman arrived to assist Cain. The search turned up a pistol and two loaded clips. Daniels denied that the pistol was his (it's against the law for a convicted felon to own a firearm. Daniels has multiple felony drug convictions). As the search continued, an overnight bag (that Daniels stated was his) was found to have boxes of ammunition that was made for that firearm. Cain placed Daniels under arrest and charged him with a convicted felon in possession of a firearm (felony). In spite of the heavy smell of marijuana, none was found in the vehicle after a thorough search.Keyana Parker was allowed to drive from the scene.
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Anthony Daniels and Keyana Parker look on as Troopers Chris Cain and Zach Lenderman conduct a vehicle search on their vehicle.
Trooper Cain questions Daniels about the ammunition that was found in his overnight bag (after Daniels had denied ownership of the pistol).
Trooper Lenderman places a pistol, a box of ammo, and 2 loaded clips on the hood of a patrol unit.
Cain placed Daniels under arrest and transported him to Polk County Jail where Daniels will face another felony charge.
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