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Man jailed for gun after routine traffic stop

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN — A West Judson Avenue man is in the Mahoning County jail after police found a loaded handgun on him Monday morning after a traffic stop.

Reports said Dion Artis, 26, told police he had a gun in his waistband after he was taken into custody on a warrant from Franklin County. Artis was a passenger in a car pulled over about 2:10 a.m. in the 300 block of East Avondale Avenue.

Artis told police he had the .45-caliber handgun for protection, reports said. He is charged with carrying concealed weapons.