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Convicted felons charged with firearm possession

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On Feb. 24 at 5:15 p.m., an Arlington police officer investigating a “hit” from a license-plate reader in the 800 block of Army Navy Drive found the associated vehicle unoccupied.

Investigation revealed that the vehicle was displaying a fraudulent temporary tag, and was determined to have been reported out of Prince George’s County, police said.

At 6:08 p.m., police made contact with two individuals as they returned to the vehicle, and detained them without incident. A search of the vehicle yielded marijuana and two firearms, police said.

One suspect – 31-year-old Shawn Eubanks of the District of Columbia – was arrested and charged with violent felon in possession of a firearm, unauthorized use of a vehicle, felony possession with intent to distribute marijuana and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. He was held without bond.

The second suspect – 34-year-old Deontay Curtis of District Heights, Md. – was arrested and charged with violent felon in possession of a firearm, felon carrying a concealed weapon and contributing to the delinquency of a minor, and was held without bond.

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