Let’s set the scene. Two Fayetteville Police officer stop a guy on a moped.
(Suspect) didn’t have any identification but was in possession of papers indicating he was recently released from jail on charges of possessing marijuana, according to police. The officers asked (Suspect) if he had anything illegal on him, and (Suspect) tried to drive off, police said.
The officers pulled (Suspect) off the moped, but he ran. Two handguns fell out of his pocket, according to police.
During the foot chase, one of the police officers injures his knee, and the suspect escaped.
I can’t find anything in the Cumberland County Jail records, but I can find the DOC records where it shows that he was convicted of drug possession with intent to sell, a Class H felony.
He ran because he was a felon in possession of a firearm. Will someone please explain to me why we bother having all these annoying gun laws if a drug dealing felon who can’t even afford a decent getaway car has two gun in his pockets while he is still on probation?