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Weapons violation leads to arrest
Creshawn Odell
Creshawn Odell

A man was arrested Monday morning on an out-of-state arrest warrant and for weapons violations after being found with a loaded firearm.

The arrest followed a reported incident of road rage.

The incident was reported around 8:30 a.m. Monday.

A witness to the incident contacted the Turlock Police Department and reported a man in a car had just brandished a gun at another motorist in what appeared to be an incident of road rage.

The witness said it happened in the 1200 block of W. Glenwood Avenue. Several officers responded to the scene and located the vehicle the witness described in the 1600 block of Lander Avenue.

Officers stopped the driver, later identified as Creshawn Odell, 25, of Baton Rouge and detained him.  The investigation revealed that Odell was a felon who had an out-of-state warrant for weapons possession charges. Officers also located a loaded handgun in his vehicle, said Turlock Police spokesman Sgt. Mike Parmley.

Odell was arrested and booked for being a felon in possession of a firearm, carrying a loaded firearm in public and being in possession of a non-serialized firearm.

The occupants of the second vehicle were located as well. They did confirm that the suspect brandished a weapon at them, but declined prosecution, Parmley said.