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October 2, 2013

Gun seized in traffic stop

NEW CASTLE — New Castle police seized a gun Monday while arresting a man who allegedly tried to flee from a traffic stop.

Officers were patrolling Bell Avenue around 12:30 a.m. when they saw Rayjzon “Ray Ray” Sams, 21, of 502 Bell Ave. driving while his license is under suspension.

The officers said they had tried to pull him over but he drove away at high speed through a couple of alleys, then back to Bell Avenue. He stopped and a passenger got out of the car and ran. One officer pursued the man on foot but could not find him. Sams was arrested.

Officers found a .40-caliber PX4 Storm handgun on the ground near where the passenger had gotten out. Police said it was registered as having been stolen from Shenango Township.

Sams is charged with fleeing and eluding, careless driving, reckless driving and driving while his license is suspended.

He was arraigned by District Judge Jennifer L. Nicholson, who set bond at $5,000.

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