UPDATE: According to the Tippecanoe County Prosecutor, Timothy Farris has now been formally charged. He faces charges of carrying a handgun without a license, carrying a handgun without a license with a prior felony conviction, resisting law enforcement, possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia.
LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — A convicted serious violent felon is in jail after police say he was caught with a gun.
The Lafayette Street Crimes Unit pulled over 36-year-old Timothy Farris for an alleged traffic violation Wednesday.
Police say he did not have insurance for the vehicle.
They say they also located a handgun and illegal narcotics in the car.
As a result of previous convictions, Farris is not allowed to possess a firearm.
He's being held on several preliminary charges including, possession of a handgun by a serious violent felon and resisting law enforcement.