Suspect facing firearm charges after being stopped on bicycle

(Source: Wilmington Police Department)
(Source: Wilmington Police Department)

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – A convicted felon was apprehended Monday night after Wilmington Police found him to in possession of a stolen firearm.

According to authorities, 42-year-old Antonio Lavone Newsome was traveling along Princess Place Drive around 9:49 p.m. when a police supervisor saw him riding a bicycle without a light. Newsome resembled a suspect from a separate incident, and the supervisor proceeded to stop Newsome.

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