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Routine Traffic Stop Turns Up Magazines, Handguns On VA Pair In St. Mary's: Police

By Cecilia Levine,

Chevis Dominique Smith, bottom left, and Jordan Timothy Sturdivant, were found with loaded handguns in a routine Maryland traffic stop, police said. Photo Credit: St. Mary's County Sheriff

St Mary's County Sheriff Deputy Joseph Senatore stopped a Dodge pickup truck for an equipment violation on Three Notch Road in Lexington Park on Wednesday, May 31, a spokesperson for the agency said.

During the stop, Senatore immediately spotted a black handgun with an extended magazine stuffed between the passenger seat and center console, within reach of the passenger.

Chevis Dominique Smith, 43 of Poquoson, was charged with Handgun in Vehicle and Loaded Handgun in Vehicle. Jordan Timothy Sturdivant, 31 of Williamsburg, was charged with Handgun in Vehicle.

Investigation determined the firearm to be a Glock 23C, a .40-caliber regulated firearm with an extended 22-round magazine, which contained numerous live .40-caliber bullets. The extended magazine was loaded in the firearm.

Upon a search of the vehicle, another 22-round extended magazine with live bullets was located in the passenger side door panel. A Smith and Wesson Walther .22-caliber regulated firearm was located in a black bookbag on the passenger side floorboard as well as two 10-round magazines containing numerous bullets. The magazines were not loaded into the gun.

Both men were arrested and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center in Leonardtown. They both posted personal bond and were released the same day.

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