Gulfport police say felon found with switchblade

rfitzgerald@sunherald.comJune 24, 2014 

GULFPORT -- Remington Gene Steele, a felon who lives in Gulfport, faces a felony weapon charge involving a switchblade, police said.

Patrol officers said they found him with an automatic knife late June 18 in the parking lot of Salvage World on East Pass Road, and he ran. He was taken into custody on misdemeanor charges that include carrying a concealed weapon.

While Steele was held being held, investigators confirmed he has at least one prior felony conviction. police said Tuesday. Steele now faces a felony charge of felon in possession of a weapon.

Justice Court Judge Melvin Ray set bond on the felony at $100,000.

Steele, 30, remains in custody at the Harrison County jail.

He has been on probation for a felony drug conviction. The jail docket shows the Mississippi Department of Corrections has placed a hold on him pending possible revocation of his probation.

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