Sunday, September 23, 2018
Public safety

Clearwater man arrested on gun charge at U.S. Capitol

A Clearwater man is under arrest in Washington, D.C., after police say he brought unregistered guns and ammunition onto the grounds of the U.S. Capitol Building.

U.S. Capitol Police say 59-year-old Ty Carroll Mitchum of Clearwater was arrested after officers encountered him outside the building Sunday afternoon and searched his car.

"The individual was acting suspiciously on the west front of the Capitol. This brought him to the attention of officers," said Capitol Police spokesman Shennell Antrobus.

Mitchum told officers that he had guns in his car, which was parked near the Capitol, police said. Officers searching the car reported finding three firearms and several rounds of ammunition.

Mitchum was arrested on charges of possession of an unregistered firearm and ammunition.

"In the District of Columbia, possession of unregistered firearms is illegal," Antrobus said.

Mitchum has no Pinellas County arrest record. His listed address is in the Eagles Landing condominium complex alongside the Countryside Country Club's golf course.

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