Wanted suspect caught trying to buy gun after seller runs background check
PONCHATOULA - A man was arrested at a gun store in Tangipahoa Parish after an employee discovered he had warrants for his arrest as he was trying to buy a firearm.
The Ponchatoula Police Department said Wednesday they found Tylen Edwards, 21, at the store with a newly purchased long gun and a 30-round magazine.
According to the department, Edwards was in the process of buying a gun when a background check revealed he had three active warrants for his arrest, including one for attempted second-degree murder. Police were contacted, and officers took him into custody at the store.
Edwards' other charges include aggravated criminal damage to property and illegal discharge of a firearm.
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