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Arrest turns up stolen weapon

Posted at 9:19 AM, May 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-20 10:20:07-04

Abbeville Police arrested a local man during an argument yesterday, and turned up a stolen gun.

Police were called to the 1600 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive Tuesday afternoon, a spokesman said, because two men were fighting.

As they were arguing, a woman who was walking in the area went toward them to see what the noise was about, and one of the men pulled a gun from his shorts and pointed it at her, police say.

The man, identified as Kameron John Levine of Abbeville, was arrested for aggravated assault with a firearm. Police checked the serial number on the gun he had, a Glock 19 handgun, and discovered it had been reported stolen to the Vermilion Parish Sheriff's Office.

Levine was booked with aggravated assault with a firearm and possession of a stolen firearm. He was booked into the Vermilion Parish Correctional Center.

Chief Bill Spearman encourages all citizens to stay vigilant and contact police if you need. In addition to dialing 911, you can contact police at 893-2511. You may contact the department's “Tips” line at 892-6777. All callers may remain anonymous. Citizens may also send anonymous tips through the Tip411 system at the department’s Facebook page @ Department/, the official web page @ by clicking on the “Submit a Tip” link provided or through the official Abbeville Police Department app, which can be downloaded through the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.