Stamford police arrested a 25-year-old convicted felon Tuesday evening after they allegedly found a loaded weapon in his vehicle, police said Wednesday.
According to Capt. Richard Conklin, the Stamford Organized Crime Unit received information that Greg Keith McKeithen, 25, was seen transporting a gun to a grey, 4-door 2009 Kia Spectra and then driving away. The car was known to allegedly belonged to his girlfriend, Concklin said.
Officers located the car in the Richmond Hill area of Stamford and began to "set upon the vehilce," according to Conklin, when McKeithen appeared, got in the vehicle and drove off.
Authorities were aware McKeithen had recently been involved in some altercations and was for assault, Conklin said. They were also aware he had recently had a suspended license, and so authorities conducted a motor vehicle stop.
McKeithen, a "very large vehicle," according to Conklin, was pulled over. As officers were inspecting the vehicle, they discovered a loaded .22-caliber revolver. When officer's discovered the alleged weapon, police said McKeithen began fighting with them.
Two officers were injured in the altercation, one receiving an elbow injury and the other injuring his hand. McKeithen was also reportedly injured, receiving a cut above the eye.
Conklin lauded the unit's efforts, saying it was a "good job by the officers to keep a weapon off the streets of Stamford."
McKeithen was held on a $150,000 bond and scheduled to appear in court Wednesday.
Regina D. Acosta-Jaramillo, 53, of St. Benedict Cl., was charged Tuesday evening with disorderly conduct.
Shawn Lamar Goins, 27, of Tresser Blvd., was charged Tuesday evening with two counts of possession of a controlled substance, sale of a controlled substance, sale of illegal drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of narcotics and larceny.
Michael Gonzales, 19, of Howe Ave. in Shelton, was charged Tuesday evening in the same incident as Goins with possession of a hallucinogenic, sale of certain illegal drugs, use of drug paraphernalia, second-degree failure to appear and larceny.
Lemos Sandra Rodriguez, 33, of Garden St., was charged Tuesday night with second-degree breach of peace.
Lydia Sanchez-Castillo, 65, of Standish Rd., was charged Tuesday night with risk of injury to a child.