|Lorain man arraigned on federal gun charges|
|Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff|
|Thursday, 29 August 2013 10:27|
TOLEDO - A man was arraigned in U.S. court Monday on federal gun charges for an incident occurring in Wood County earlier this year.
Patrick L. Hammond, 42, Lorain, was arraigned before Magistrate Judge Vernelis Armstrong in U.S. District Court of Toledo.
According to the criminal complaint, on June 20 Hammond was driving on Interstate 280 near the Ohio Turnpike in Wood County when he was stopped by a Ohio Highway Patrol trooper for a traffic violation.
After an exchange with the trooper, Hammond was asked to exit the vehicle, and reportedly ran and dropped a bag containing a .38 caliber revolver. He was later located by Lake Township Police on June 21 and arrested.
Hammond was three previously convictions for robbery and bank robbery stretching back to 1989.
He was indicted on charges of possession of a firearm after being convicted of a crime, and possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number.
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