A Florida man was arrested over the weekend after sheriff’s office deputies allegedly found multiple guns, ammo and a hand grenade inside his vehicle.
Donald Robinson Reid, Jr., was detained on Saturday after being pulled for a traffic stop, DeSoto County Sheriff’s Office said in a media release posted to Facebook the same day. An image that was released by the department showed a handgun, a machine gun and two bullet clips.
According to law enforcement officials, officers found an M67 hand grenade with the pin in place. Reid told the detectives at the scene he believed the grenade to be “live.”
Police said the man’s vehicle had initially been searched by a narcotics unit. Reid Jr was arrested on multiple counts of possession of firearms and ammunition by a convicted felon. ABC Action News reported the suspect as being 49 years old, from the Florida city of Bradenton.
The suspect’s mugshot and inmate record were not immediately available.
Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office bomb squad also responded to the scene on Saturday to “ensure the grenade was safe for removal and destruction,” DeSoto County Sheriff’s Office said.
“Thank you SSO Sergeant Nichols and Deputy Achille for responding to assist us,” it said in