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Police: Wakefield man charged after telling officers he concealed stolen gun

A Wakefield man is facing a felony charge after police say the man told them he was carrying a stolen handgun in his backpack.

Raquon Calvontae Newby, 22 of Wakefield, was charged with felony receiving a stolen firearm, and misdemeanors including possession of a concealed weapon, possession of marijuana, and attempting to commit a misdemeanor — petit larceny, according to James City County Police Department spokeswoman Stephanie Williams.

On Sunday morning at about 1:30 a.m., officers were called to a Lake Powell Forest neighborhood after a report of someone “tampering with vehicles,” Williams said.

The complainant captured images of a person on his security camera pulling car door handles, according to Williams.

Police identified the person as Newby and located him walking down Jamestown Road, Williams said.

Newby told officers he was carrying a backpack with a stolen gun he had purchased in Surry County inside, according to Williams.

Newby was charged and taken into custody before being transported to the Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail, according to Williams.

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