'The Wire' and '12 Years a Slave' star Anwan Glover arrested for unlawful possession of a firearm

The actor has been in jail ever since a Smith and Wesson MP Shield 9 mm was found in his Jeep during a traffic stop on June 26; his lawyers hold that Glover denies any knowledge of the gun in question and contend the police should not have targeted him in the first place. 


                            'The Wire' and '12 Years a Slave' star Anwan Glover arrested for unlawful possession of a firearm

Anwan Glover, star of '12 Years a Slave' and 'The Wire,' was arrested in Washington on June 26 for unlawful possession of a firearm. According to documents obtained by TMZ, Glover has been in jail a week now after police searched his car during a traffic stop and alleged they found an unregistered handgun.

The firearm, a loaded Smith and Wesson MP Shield 9 mm, was found hidden between Glover's Jeep's roll bar and roof cover, police say. They conducted the stop after being notified to keep a lookout for a white Jeep, whose driver allegedly pointed a gun out the vehicle's window. The actor was then arrested and booked for unlawful possession of a firearm - a misdemeanor.

According to TMZ's report, his lawyers filed a motion to have him released on bail immediately, so that he can continue supporting his family. They hold that Glover denies any knowledge of the gun in question and contend the police should not have targeted him in the first place. 

The police said Glover's Jeep matched the tip they received while the actor's lawyers contend the vehicle was different. A judge decided Glover was to remain in custody with a hearing set for Monday. 

The actor, who played Slim Charles on the 'The Wire' had previously been stabbed in a Washington DC nightclub in August 2014. The Washington Post reported that Glover was treated for a laceration at George Washington University Hospital after the stabbing that occurred in Cafe Asia.

“I am not a stranger to adversity and when shown hate, I’m going to spread love,” the rapper wrote at the time. “I am recovering and will be back soon. My flesh may be stabbed but my spirit is unbreakable.”

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