Police arrest step-father of Blossomwood student

Huntsville Police have arrested Letroy Cole Jr. on charges of unlawfully possessing a stolen firearm as a convicted felon.

Posted: Sep 18, 2018 11:28 AM
Updated: Oct 1, 2018 5:50 PM

Huntsville Police have arrested the step-father of the Blossomwood Elementary student who brought a gun to school that accidentally discharged and shot another student in the hand.

The investigation into the shooting led HPD to obtain evidence about the gun, which was originally possessed by Letroy Cole Jr. He was arrested on two charges for unlawfully possessing a stolen firearm as a convicted felon and is currently being held in the Madison County Metro Jail on a $15,000 bond.

Cole was charged by the Chicago Police Department for possession of cannabis in a May 15, 2014 case that was upgraded from a misdemeanor to a felony. He pled guilty and served one year in the Illinois Department of Corrections.

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