Follow-up on an alleged road rage incident led police to the arrest of an illegally armed ex-con late Tuesday in downtown Salt Lake City.
Salt Lake City police detectives say a 41-year-old man on probation from federal prison was located near South Temple and Main Street at 6:40 p.m. He had been identified as a suspect in an earlier incident in which he purportedly brandished a handgun during a dispute with another driver.
Once taken into custody, police discovered a loaded pistol and an undisclosed amount of drugs, according to SLCPD.
The suspect was booked into the Salt Lake County jail, where he remained Wednesday in lieu of $15,000 bail on suspicion of second-degree felony possession of a firearm by a restricted person.
He also faced misdemeanor charges ranging from threatening with a weapon during a fight, possession of a controlled substance and providing false information to police.
The suspect, who has gone by numerous aliases, allegedly provided bogus identification to officers when first approached.