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Feb 21, 2013 8:39 AM by AP

Provencal man faces weapons charges

NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP) - Natchitoches Parish sheriff's deputies say a 35-year-old Provencal man who allegedly wore a badge and gun to pull over motorists now is facing weapons charges.

The sheriff's office began receiving calls Monday about the man.

When deputies stopped the suspect, Patrick Paul Miller, on La. Highway 6 near Interstate 49, Authorities say Miller admitted that he had a badge and weapons in his car.

Deputies searched the car and found a novelty security badge, a loaded Smith & Wesson .38 caliber revolver, a loaded Jennings J-22 handgun, a holster and ammunition.

Miller was booked into the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center with one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

It was unclear whether Miller has an attorney.

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Information from: Alexandria Daily Town Talk, http://www.thetowntalk.com

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