Etowah County authorities arrested three people after officers found an agent's missing gun inside a car during a traffic stop.
Two deputies and a Rainbow City police officer conducted a driver's license check point on Highway 77 in Rainbow City on Saturday, Jan. 19 when they stopped the car with the suspects inside.
The sheriff's office says Jeremy McCurry, a 29-year-old from Steele, gave officers a false identification. The deputies also found that Johnathan Davis, 24 of Attalla, had a current warrant with the Rainbow City Police Department. Deputies arrested both McCurry and Davis on those charges.
Officers checked the suspects' vehicle before it was towed, and discovered a .45 caliber Kimber automatic pistol that was issued to an agent with the Etowah County Drug Enforcement Unit. The gun was reportedly taken from the agent's vehicle on Nov. 23, 2012.
After deputies found the gun, they also arrested Mary Camp Corrothers, 31 from Rainbow City. All three suspects have been charged with second degree receiving stolen property.
"The deputies and Rainbow City officer are to be highly commended for their discovery of this stolen weapon," Sheriff Todd Entrekin stated. "This is another great example of what can be accomplished when law enforcement agencies work together."
Davis and Corrothers were booked into the Etowah County Detention Center and released on a $2,500 bond each.
In addition to the theft charge, McCurry also faces a charge of giving false identification to law enforcement and possession of a controlled substance. He is still being held in the Etowah County jail on a $3,5000 bond.
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