State Police: NY man arrested in Danbury for possessing stolen gun

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Leon Spady, 30, of New Rochelle, NY. (Photo: Connecticut State Police)

DANBURY, Conn. (WTNH) — State Police in Danbury arrested a New York man for possessing a stolen gun Friday.

State Police say at around 11:38 a.m., troopers spotted Leon Spady, 30, of New Rochelle, NY driving 20 MPH over the speed limit and holding his phone in front of his mouth while driving on I-84 West near Exit 6.

When troopers pulled him over, Spady told them he had a firearm with him.

State police seized the 9mm handgun and found out it was stolen out of Atlanta, GA.

Spady received multiple firearm charges including Carrying Pistol without a Permit, Stealing a Firearm and Possessing a Weapon in a Motor Vehicle.

He is being held on a $5,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court December 3.

A passenger in Spady’s car was charged with possession of less than 1/2 ounce of marijuana.

9mm handgun seized from Spady (Photo: Connecticut State Police)

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