Convicted Felon Arrested
07/27/2009 - 10:00 AM
A five time convicted felon faces up to 15 years in federal prison after investigators caught him with a gun last Thursday.
It happened at around 4:00 pm at the former Circuit City store in St. Cloud. While conducting surveillance, the Central Minnesota Drug and Gang Task Force saw 33-year-old Lyons Bynum, a confirmed member of the Vice Lords street gang, grab a .357 magnum revolver from an unlocked car. The gun was one of 10 reported stolen during a burglary earlier this month in Kimball.
After a brief foot chase in which Bynum dropped the firearm, Sheriff’s officials arrested him. Bynum is being held at the Stearns County Jail facing charges of firearm possession, fleeing police, possession of drugs and terroristic threats.
Investigators are considering possible charges under the “Armed Career Criminal” statute, which carries a mandatory minimum 15 year federal prison sentence.
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