Police: Wanted man had guns, body armor in car

James T. Brown Jr. (Harrisburg Police Department)

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – A wanted parolee who fled from police has been jailed on a long list of charges after authorities said they found two guns, ammunition, and body armor in his car.

Officers suspected 28-year-old James T. Brown Jr. was smoking marijuana early Tuesday when they approached a Honda Accord in the area of 4th and Woodbine streets. They asked for his driver’s license, but when they went back to their vehicle, they said Brown sped off without his lights so the officers couldn’t follow him.

The officers went to the address on the license and watched Brown enter the home. The house was surrounded and he surrendered without incident, police said. He was already wanted on an active warrant from State Parole.

Police said they searched the car and found a .40 caliber handgun, a 20-gauge sawed-off shotgun, 250 rounds of ammunition, and the body armor.

Brown was sent to Dauphin County Prison on $250,000 bail.

Charges against him include felony firearms violations, unlawful body armor, escape, fleeing and eluding, possession of marijuana, and possession with the intent to deliver.

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