MERIDEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Meriden police have arrested a 19-year-old man for possessing a ghost gun and allegedly evading the scene of a crash, according to authorities.
Meriden police were called to the scene of an evading car crash just before 4 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon. Police said the crash only consisted of damage to a property on Woodland Street.
While officers spoke with the victim at the scene, a vehicle matching the description of the car in the crash was located. Police conducted a motor vehicle stop and spoke with the driver, who was identified as Marcis Knox, 19.
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An investigation into the crash revealed Knox allegedly evaded the scene of the crash on Woodland Street.
Police also found a “ghost gun” with no serial number that had 17 rounds in the magazine and one in the chamber.
Knox was charged with the following offenses: possessing weapons in a motor vehicle, failure to obtain a unique serial number for a manufactured firearm, possession of a high capacity magazine, carrying a pistol without a permit, evading responsibility and unsafe backing.
Knox was taken into police custody and held on a $100,000 bond.