Arrest warrant turns up felony gun charge

Published 12:00 am Friday, August 19, 2011

A Warren County man was arrested Thursday and charged with possession of a weapon after a felony conviction, Sheriff Martin Pace said.

Terry Wooten Jr., 30, 2505 Warriors Trail, was arrested by deputies around 7 p.m. when weapons were observed at the home as a misdemeanor arrest warrant issued in Vicksburg Municipal Court was being served.

A records check, confirmed through the District Attorney’s office, indicated that Wooten had a prior felony conviction for grand larceny, said the sheriff.

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Deputies returned to the residence with a search warrant, finding and recovering a .45-caliber handgun, three 22-caliber rifles, a 410-gauge shotgun and boxes of ammunition for all the firearms, said Pace. Wooten was released from the Warren County Jail Thursday night after posting a $2,500 bond, records showed.