State Troopers Arrest Man for Stolen Firearm in Danbury

Daniela Doncel
November 09, 2019 - 7:46 pm

Connecticut State Police


DANBURY, Conn. (WTIC Radio) - State police arrested a 30-year-old man after a traffic stop led to the discovery of a stolen firearm Friday on I-84 westbound in Danbury.

Officials say a Troop A state trooper spotted a vehicle speeding down I-84 westbound near exit six with the operator holding a cellphone in front of his mouth.

After confirming the high speed, the trooper stopped the vehicle. While interviewing the operator, police say the operator indicated there was a firearm in the vehicle.

State police located the firearm and found the nine millimeter handgun to be stolen out of Atlanta, Georgia.

Officials say state police took the man, Leon Spady of New Rochelle, New York, into custody without incident. 

According to authorities, Spady was charged with carrying a pistol without a permit, the possession of a weapon in a motor vehicle, stealing a firearm, and the criminal possession of a weapon.

During the traffic stop, police say the trooper detected an odor of marijuana coming from the passenger compartment of the vehicle.

Officials say a passenger in the vehicle was charged with possession of less than half an ounce of marijuana.

Spady's bond was set at $5,000. Spady is set to appear in court on December 3.