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LCSO: Convicted felon caught with loaded gun, crack cocaine during traffic stop

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Posted at 12:38 PM, Jan 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-06 12:47:58-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — A convicted felon is back behind bars after deputies say he was caught with a semi-automatic loaded gun and crack cocaine during a traffic stop.

According to the Leon County Sheriff's Office, deputies conducted a traffic stop on a Camaro driving on West Tennessee on Saturday afternoon.

Deputies say the driver, 34-year-old Gregory Baldwin was not wearing a seatbelt.

When deputies attempted to conduct a traffic stop, Baldwin pulled into an apartment complex on Blountstown Street, got out the car and ran away.

LCSO says Baldwin was seen throwing a yellow bag, containing a dark object as he was running away from deputies.

Baldwin then attempted to jump a fence but was not successful. Deputies say Baldwin was captured immediately and taken into custody.

During the investigation, deputies found the yellow bag Baldwin had thrown.

When deputies searched the bag, they found a loaded Glock .45 caliber semiautomatic handgun.

Deputies say the gun had been reported stolen to the Tallahassee Police Department after being taken from a vehicle last year.

There was also crack cocaine and cash found inside the car.

Based on the evidence, Baldwin was transported to the Leon County Detention Facility.

LCSO says Baldwin is a convicted felon.