Man without gun permit arrested

Columbus police arrested a local man on several charges including possession of a handgun without a permit after his vehicle was stopped for not having a license plate.

Columbus police officer Travis Harbaugh saw the vehicle at 9:35 p.m. Tuesday traveling near Mapleton and State streets and determined the driver, Bryan M. Alvidrez, 22, 1110 Grand Ave., did not have a license, said Lt. Matt Harris, Columbus Police Department spokesman.

Officers also determined that a Jennings County warrant was pending for Alvidrez’ arrest, Harris said.

As Alvidrez was arrested, officers found a loaded .357 revolver under his truck seat and determined he did not have a permit for the handgun, Harris said.

Alvidrez was taken to the Bartholomew County Jail on preliminary charges of operating a vehicle without receiving a license, the Jennings County warrant and possession of a handgun without a permit, jail officials said.

He is being held without bond, jail officials said.

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Julie McClure is assistant managing editor of The Republic. She can be reached at jmcclure@therepublic.com or (812) 379-5631.