By Cody Thompson

Messenger Reporter

CROCKETT –  A convicted felon was arrested by the Crockett Police Department after a firearm was discovered in his vehicle on Sunday, May 7.

Anthony Keylune Kallie, 39, was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon.

CPD Lt. Lonnie Lum was dispatched in reference to an individual that was seen displaying a firearm, an affidavit of probable cause said.

The suspect was said to be driving a gold Dodge pickup truck through the drive-thru at Whataburger in Crockett, the affidavit said.

After arriving at the scene, Lum made contact with the occupants of the vehicle. The driver was identified as Kallie, according to the probable cause document.

Shortly after making contact with the vehicle, Lum discovered a firearm openly displayed in the vehicle and noticed a peculiar lump in Kallie’s pocket, the affidavit said.

“(Kallie) had a black magazine with 12 rounds of live ammo in his right pants pocket,” the probable cause document said. “The handgun was located inside the vehicle and the magazine belonged to it.”

Little then questioned Kallie about the firearm.

“(Kallie) advised that (the firearm) was his and that he had purchased it a long time ago,” the affidavit said. “He also said that he knew he was not supposed to be carrying it, but forgot that it was in the truck and forgot the magazine was in his pocket.”

Little ran a criminal history check on Kallie which revealed that he had a felony conviction on his record for driving while intoxicated (third or more offense) from April of 2014 out of Plano.

“A convicted felon may possess a firearm in the residence, in which he or she lives, once five years have elapsed from the date his or her sentence was discharged,” according to Texas state law.

Kallie was then placed under arrest and transported to the Houston County Jail where he was searched by the jail staff.

The unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon charge is considered a third degree felony.

According to Section 12.34 of the Texas Penal Code, “An individual adjudged guilty of a felony of the third degree shall be punished by imprisonment in the institutional division for any term of not more than 10 years or less than two years. In addition to imprisonment, an individual adjudged guilty of a felony of the third degree may be punished by a fine not to exceed $10,000.”

Kallie’s bond was set at $10,000 for the charge of unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon.

Kallie bonded out on Sunday, May 7.