A Cave City man was arrested Wednesday after it was discovered he was a convicted felon in possession of a stolen firearm, according to a press release issued Monday by Kentucky State Police Post 3 in Bowling Green.

Eric Stockton, 34, of Cave City, was a passenger in a 2004 Chevrolet driven by Bonnie Russell, 27, of Cave City when police stopped the vehicle for a traffic violation at 8:24 p.m. Wednesday.

Following the stop at the intersection of U.S. 31-W and Ky. 70 in Cave City, Stockton was found to be wanted and was arrested on a bench warrant. A loaded Glock 23 handgun was allegedly found under the driver's seat during a search of the vehicle, along with small amount of marijuana in the ashtray. The firearm was reported to be stolen from a Cave City business, the press release said.

Stockton was also charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and receiving stolen property. He was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center, where he remained Monday morning.

Russell was arrested and charged with carrying a concealed deadly weapon, receiving stolen property, possession of marijuana and rear license plate not illuminated. After being booked into the Barren County jail, allegedly more marijuana was found during a search at the jail, the press release said. She received an additional charge of first-degree promoting contraband. She was released Friday on a $2,500 unsecured bond, according to the jail's website.

The ongoing investigation is led by Trooper David Hall.

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