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Man with gun charged during traffic stop

Sandusky Register Staff • Feb 27, 2014 at 5:05 PM

Officers seized a Sandusky man’s gun and concealed weapons permit early Tuesday morning during a traffic stop.

Richard Pierce, 40, 1000 block Shelby St., was charged with failing to inform law enforcement of CCW permit and weapon, and left of center. An officer stopped Pierce on Milan Road after his vehicle kept traveling on the center yellow lines, according to a Sandusky police report.

Pierce at first argued with the officer about the legitimacy of the stop, saying he was trying to avoid parked cars on the roadside, the report said.

Later in the conversation, Pierce disclosed he had a weapon on him and was a CCW permit holder, the report said.

The officer charged Pierce for not notifying him in a prompt manner. He seized Pierce’s loaded .38 caliber revolver, along with his permit, which was later turned over to the Erie County Sheriff’s Office.

Pierce was then cited and released. He said other agencies have given him different suggestions for notifying officers of his CCW during a traffic stop.

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