Three arrests in Wake County Tuesday and early Wednesday involved handguns that authorities said were in the possession of men whose criminal records forbid them to have firearms.
In two cases, authorities charged that the men had stolen guns, and in one of that pair, the man arrested is awaiting trial on charges of illegal gun possession in June.
Raleigh police arrested Terrance Orlando Bryant, 33, of 55 North Ridge Drive after they stopped him at 100 S. New Hope Road about 12:30 a.m. Wednesday.
In an arrest warrant, police charged that Bryant had a stolen 9 mm Browning semiautomatic pistol with him as well as cocaine and a digital scale with cocaine residue on it.
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Bryant was convicted in 2000 of three counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon.
A little earlier, a Wake County sheriff’s deputy took Donald Mallory Quick Jr., 37, into custody on charges of having a stolen Highpoint .45-caliber semiautomatic pistol. He had stopped Quick at U.S. 1 and east Williams Street in Apex, records showed.
Quick, who lives in Hamlet, N.C., was convicted in South Carolina of possessing a stolen gun in 2005, making him a felon who cannot have a gun, an arrest warrant stated.
Tuesday afternoon, Garner police arrested Randy Homer Robertson, 53, at his 426 Kimloch Drive home, charging that he had a Glock 9 mm handgun despite a 2010 conviction for taking indecent liberties with a child, a felony.
Raleigh police had arrested Bryant on June 17, accusing him of having a concealed, stolen gun. He has an Aug. 19 court appearance on those charges.
A magistrate noted Wednesday that Bryant was put on 18 months’ probation last September for felony drug possession, and bail was set at $100,000.
Quick’s bail was set at $65,000.
In Robertson’s case, a magistrate set bail at $30,000.
All three men were held for Wednesday court appearances.