A 22-year-old Wilmer man was caught in Hopkins County with a gun stolen from Denton, according to arrest reports.
Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Thomas Patterson reported stopping a 2013 Mercedes C250 at 7:20 p.m. Sept. 17, 2020 on Interstate 30 east at mile marker 136 for traveling in the left lane, disregarding a traffic control device.
During the course of the traffic stop, Patterson conducted a search of the vehicle. The deputy reported finding a black handgun that a records check showed had been reported to Denton authorities as stolen. Consequently, the driver, 22-year-old Jerry Dwayne Cohns of Wilmer was arrested for theft of a firearm, according to arrest reports.
Cohns remained in Hopkins county jail late Friday morning, Sept. 18, in lieu of $5,000 on the felony theft of firearm charge, according to jail reports.