Gulfport man arrested on gun charges in Biloxi

Gulfport man arrested on gun charges in Biloxi

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - A Gulfport man is behind bars following an early morning arrest in Biloxi. Akeem Williams, 23, was arrested after attempting to flee from police during a traffic stop near CT Switzer Rd, shortly after Friday.

Biloxi police stopped Williams for speeding, but then noticed an odor of marijuana coming from the car. The officer then found that Williams did not have a driver's license.

After being told to exit the car, Williams attempted to flee on foot. He was captured after a short chase. A search of the vehicle turned up a loaded 9 mm handgun which was within reach of the driver. Williams, who was convicted of burglary in 2010 in Biloxi, has been charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, along with several misdemeanor offenses including resisting arrest.

He is being held at the Harrison County Jail on $50,000 bond, pending his initial court appearance.

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