Branford Man Arrested On Firearm Charge

MEDIA RELEASE   Date:                December 12, 2010 Time:                4:00 PM   Fanning Springs, Florida-On December 10, 2010 Deputy Jason Gallup stopped a vehicle for a minor traffic violation at 17400 NW Hwy 19.  The driver, John Earl Thomas Jr. is a habitual traffic offender and he has a suspended driver’s license.    During the traffic stop Deputy Gallup noticed a shotgun in the vehicle.  A criminal history check on Thomas revealed that he is a convicted felon.  Thomas was arrested for driving on a suspended drivers license and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.   Defendant:   John Earl Thomas Jr. 919 Kort Road Branford, Fl W/M, 04/22/58       ###

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