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Sarasota convicted felon faces weapons charges

These firearms were found with a convicted felon from Sarasota, according to the Sarasota Police Department.
These firearms were found with a convicted felon from Sarasota, according to the Sarasota Police Department.

A Sarasota man was arrested early Monday morning after officers say he was in possession of multiple fully loaded firearms, according to the Sarasota Police Department.

Lamarcus A. Slydell, 27, was arrested at approximately 6:30 a.m. in the 1900 block of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Way in Sarasota. Police said Slydell is a convicted felon with a felony conviction date of 2006.

According to police spokeswoman Genevieve Judge, officers were contacted by detectives with the Criminal Investigation Division after they received information about a male who was a convicted felon and in possession of a revolver and two semi-automatic pistols. Officers approached Slydell and noticed at least one of the guns in a pocket. According to police, Slydell told officers he bought the firearms in West Palm Beach and the only reason he had them was because he had been shot at five times.

Police said the three firearms recovered were: a Smith & Wesson .32-caliber six-shot revolver (fully loaded); a Jennings 22 caliber semi-automatic pistol (with five bullets in the magazine); and a Talon 9mm semi-automatic pistol with 10 bullets in the magazine.

According to a release, Slydell was charged with three counts of carrying a concealed firearm, three counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon due to having three different firearms on his person; and possession of an ammunition by a convicted felon.

Slydell was being held in Sarasota County jail on bonds totaling $34,500, according to the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office website.

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