Man arrested on firearm charges near Golden Mile


Jul. 24—The Frederick Police Department on Friday afternoon arrested a man on gun charges near the Golden Mile.

At about 2:30 p.m., undercover detectives in the 1000 block of Key Parkway saw a man wearing a fanny pack that “appeared to contain a firearm,” according to an FPD news release.

Detectives made contact with the man — identified as De Rome Lewis, 26 — and determined that he was carrying a loaded handgun. Due to a 2015 felony conviction, the release said, “Lewis is not permitted to possess a firearm or ammunition.”

Lewis had been out on a $10,000 bond after being arrested on June 24, when police say he fled an FPD traffic stop. After that incident, he was found to be in possession of a loaded handgun and three types of controlled dangerous substances.

Lewis is being held initially without bond at the Frederick County Adult Detention Center.

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