Jennings deputies arrest suspect carrying handgun

A felon was arrested last week in Jennings County after being found by police carrying a handgun.

The Jennings County Sheriff’s Department is reporting that a deputy on patrol contacted two suspects walking in Country Squire Lakes near Country Manor and Heathglen streets at about 1 p.m. Thursday afternoon. One of the suspects was identified as Ricky West Jr. who has a felony conviction. While talking with the men, the deputy noticed a large bulge in West’s pants pocket.

That bulge turned out to be a handgun. He is facing a felony charge of being a convicted felon in possession of a handgun.