Rutland auto shop reports gun found in vehicle, owner arrested

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RUTLAND — Kewon Yarbrough, a 37-year-old man from Tulsa, Oklahoma, has been charged with unlawfully possessing a firearm as a convicted felon.

The charge comes after Yarbrough was arrested on Sunday evening in Rutland, Vermont.

He appeared before United States Magistrate Judge Kevin J. Doyle yesterday for his initial appearance and is scheduled for a detention hearing today.

According to court records, Yarbrough was involved in a car accident in Rutland County on March 7.

Yarbrough’s vehicle was towed to an auto shop in Killington after the accident.

A person called the auto shop multiple times inquiring about property left in the vehicle, and an employee found a Taurus Model G3C 9x19mm semi-automatic pistol in the center console.

The Killington Police Department secured the firearm from the auto shop.

The next day, Yarbrough went to the auto shop looking for his handgun and became upset when he learned that the police had taken it.

He later emailed the police asking for the return of his weapon.

Yarbrough has several prior felony convictions in the State of Oklahoma, for which he received sentences exceeding one year.

If convicted of the charge of unlawful possession of a firearm, he faces a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison.

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