Man faces judge May 16 for illegal bullets
BY J.D. GALLOP • FLORIDA TODAY • April 13, 2008
PALM BAY — A 36-year-old man stopped by police for running a stop sign now faces a May 16 court date after a voluntary search of his home led to the discovery of several illegal exploding bullet rounds
, officials said.
Darren Bernard Lowery was charged with violation of a protective order for domestic violence
and possession of exploding bullets after he traffic stop by Palm Bay police, reports show.
Exploding bullets, which detonate on impact, are banned in Florida.
Police said Lowery was arrested after he was spotted going through a stop sign near his home on April 1.
Lowery, who had a concealed license permit
, told the officer he had a .45-caliber handgun in his waistband.
Officers also learned that Lowery had a domestic violence injunction issued against him by a Miami judge. Lowery said he had several other weapons at home, including an AK-47 and a number of smaller handguns, reports show.
Officers searched Lowery’s home with his consent and found a number of weapons along with a box of .45-caliber exploding bullets, reports show. The bullets were seized and Lowery was taken to the Brevard County Jail Complex in Sharpes.