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Convicted felon found with sub-compact machine pistol

Published: Jul. 19, 2016 at 3:42 PM EDT
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Brandon Towns (Source: LMDC)
Brandon Towns (Source: LMDC)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A man was arrested after police say he got rid of a weapon he was carrying that he was not supposed to have.

The detectives were part of a violent crimes unit and were on patrol in the Chickasaw neighborhood just after midnight July 19. As they turned into the alley behind a liquor store at Cecil and Greenwood Avenues, they saw Brandon Towns, 24, of Louisville, turn away from them when he saw their vehicle.

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Detectives said Towns walked down the alley a bit before reaching out and leaning toward a fence. After he was stopped for questioning, detectives found a M-11 sub-compact machine pistol on the ground near the spot where he had been standing. Detectives said Towns pitched the weapon.

Towns is charged with being a convicted felon in possession of a handgun and tampering with evidence. His arrest report says Towns has previous convictions for receiving a stolen firearm, wanton endangerment of police and tampering with evidence.

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