Two arrested in South Bend for having a firearm without a permit

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Officers with the South Bend Police Strategic Focus Unit investigated a vehicle with false plates on Friday, November 20th. As police began their traffic stop, one person fled on foot.

The traffic stop happened in the 300 block of N. Eddy Street in South Bend.

Police were able to catch the person, 19-year-old James Stewart, who ran from the vehicle a short time later, while detaining the other, 26-year-old Marcellus Taylor.

During a search of the vehicle, police found two firearms and drugs.

Taylor was arrested for possession of a firearm without a permit.

Stewart was arrested for possession of a firearm without a permit, possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, and resisting law enforcement.

Both were taken to the St. Joseph County Jail while awaiting formal charges.

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