INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - Indianapolis Metropolitan police officers arrested a man Monday after they say he disarmed an officer.
According to a police report, it happened in the 3700 block of East 38th Street, during a traffic stop.
When officers pulled the car over, they spotted an assault rifle under some clothing in the back of the Trailblazer. The officers pulled the driver and a passenger out of the car. As officers tried to place the driver, Endrice Lacy, 27, under arrest, a struggle ensued and at one point Lacy grabbed the officer’s gun. During the struggle, the officer got his gun back, but Lacy took off.
Police also arrested the passenger, Romeo Johnson, 31, and preliminarily charged him with possession of marijuana, receiving stolen property and having a handgun without a license.
Investigators tracked Lacy down and preliminarily charged him with possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon and disarming a law enforcement officer.
Detectives are now trying to determine where Lacy picked up the guns.
"That is a question we are still trying to figure out and that is a very good question," said IMPD Officer Chris Wilburn.
We are learning that in the past six years, Lacy has been sentenced to more than ten years in prison for a variety of crimes. Those crimes include forgery, firearm, robbery, and carrying a gun without a license.
Through research, 24-Hour News 8 discovered Lacy made it back out on the streets due to a combination of time served and probation.
The person who gave the gun to Lacy could possibly face charges as well. Lacy is scheduled to face a judge on Wednesday at 9 a.m. His bond is set at $200,000.
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