An Indiana ex-convict, who’s prohibited from carrying a firearm, had a handgun hidden in his rectum when he was booked into jail and underwent a physique scan and strip search.
Christopher Boyd, 32, was a passenger using in a automobile that police pulled over within the metropolis of Evansville on Monday at about 2 a.m. for an obscured license plate. The motive force and a second passenger had been launched with out fees after they had been searched by police.
However when officers patted down Boyd, they found “a small bag with a number of tablets” in his proper sock, in response to a police report obtained by The Smoking Gun. Boyd claimed the tablets had been Percocets that he had obtained from his “Aunt Trish” to assist with the ache from having a “bullet lodged in his backbone.”
Boyd additionally mentioned through the search that he couldn’t unfold his legs due to his spinal damage.
“Whereas looking out in Boyd’s groin space, Boyd tensed up,” police mentioned within the report.
The suspect was requested if he had “something stuffed in his groin or buttocks,” the report famous, however “Boyd acknowledged that he didn’t.”
After Boyd was transported to the county jail, he was noticed “strolling with a limp and gave the impression to be clenching his buttocks when he walked,” in response to the report. Boyd was subsequently put by a physique scanner and a “giant object” was detected in his groin area.
A strip search revealed two plastic baggage containing marijuana “tucked subsequent to Boyd’s scrotum.” Leisure marijuana stays unlawful in Indiana.
Boyd then “tensed up and refused to conform and was lowered to the bottom,” the report mentioned. An officer lowered Boyd’s pants to take away the merchandise that was in his rectum, however the suspect “continued to clench his buttocks.” The officer “was capable of see that the article Boyd had in his rectum was a handgun” and the firearm was subsequently eliminated.
It’s unclear whether or not the handgun was loaded. Police confirmed that the firearm was not stolen.
The gun hidden in Boyd’s rectum was a Smith & Wesson Bodyguard, a .380 caliber pistol that weighs about 12 ounces and is about 5 inches lengthy. The gun has a “micro” body measurement, is “light-weight, and easy to make use of” and is “completely fitted to hid carry,” in response to the producer’s web site.
Boyd’s earlier prison historical past contains convictions for tried homicide, housebreaking and home battery. He’s additionally the topic of an energetic protecting order and has been labeled as a “Severe Violent Felon and Home Batterer,” which prohibits him from possessing a handgun, in response to the report.
Police mentioned Boyd was charged with a number of felony drug, gun and trafficking fees. He was booked into the Vanderburgh County Jail, the place he’s being held with out bond.