Two people were arrested during a traffic stop Tuesday afternoon on Parkertown Road off Highway 301 South of Four Oaks.
A Johnston County SAFE Team deputy stopped a 2005 Mercedes for a traffic violation and discovered the driver, Ernest Terrell McKoy, 30, of Shane Lane, Dunn, was reportedly driving the vehicle on a suspended license. McKoy was issued a citation for driving on a revoked license.
During a search of the car a loaded Glock 9mm handgun was found on the floorboard concealed in a bag. The gun had been reported stolen to the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office in August 2017 from an address on Braswell Road near Smithfield.
McKoy and a passenger, Jessica Ann Owda, 30, of Elliott Bridge Road, Bunnlevel, were charged with felony possession of a stolen firearm. McKoy was also charged with possession of a firearm by a felon.
McKoy was held under a $35,000 bond. Owda was confined under a $10,000 bond in the Johnston County Jail.