A teenager from Wildwood was apprehended with a stolen handgun that had been altered to increase its lethality.
A deputy from Sumter County spotted 19-year-old Mysiyah Cyreon J’Quan Ford around 3 p.m. on Tuesday, standing in the road near the intersection of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue and Peters Street. The deputy knew that Ford was wanted on a warrant.
As the deputy approached Ford, he headed towards a red 2021 Hyundai Kona with a Georgia license plate. The deputy promptly took Ford into custody.
A K-9 unit arrived at the scene, and the dog signaled a potential presence of drugs in the Hyundai Kona. Marijuana was discovered inside the vehicle.
A black Glock 19 handgun, reported stolen in Leesburg, was discovered in the center console. It seemed to have undergone modifications.
A photo was sent to an agent from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, who confirmed that the modification was a “Full Auto Conversion Device,” enabling it to fire more rapidly.
Ford was taken into custody on charges related to the weapon, marijuana possession, as well as an existing warrant for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, battery, criminal mischief, and improper exhibition of a firearm.
He was incarcerated without bail at the Sumter County Detention Center.