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Convicted Felon Apprehended During Traffic Stop

Arcadia Police Department FL
On 12/31/23, Lt. Carrillo conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for a seat belt violation. After further investigation, Jakeem Gant (33) is a convicted felon and was in possession of a firearm. Gant was arrested and charged with Possession of a Firearm by Convicted Felon.
Based off the this investigation, there is pending charges from Lee County due to the firearm being reported stolen.
The men and women of the Arcadia Police Department strive to keep the citizens safe at all times. We would like to remind our community to please contact our office for any information you may have involving any crime, and remember you can remain anonymous.