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A Garysburg man faces a convicted felon in possession of a weapon count following a stop by a Halifax County Sheriff’s Office deputy Wednesday night.

Lieutenant Shane Guyant said Deputy C. Roberts observed the violation in the area of highways 158 and 48 and conducted a traffic stop.

During a probable cause search Roberts located a Smith & Wesson handgun concealed in the center console.

Roberts charged Marquette Travon Williams with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and issued an equipment violation citation.

Williams, 35, received a $3,000 bond and February 10 court date.

“If you have noticed, we are finding way too many firearms in the possession of convicted felons in this county,” Sheriff Tyree Davis said. “We will continue to arrest and hope that the courts convict these individuals.”  

Guyant said Williams was convicted of possession of a schedule I narcotic in Durham County in 2011, as well as assault inflicting serious injury with intent to kill in Durham County the same year.

He served six years in the North Carolina Department of Corrections for these convictions.