CRIME

A woman who police said ran a red light was arraigned Tuesday on a charge of unlawful possession of a firearm by Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke.

Christina Lynn Hammett, 27, was arrested after police pulled her over about 4 a.m. Saturday.

An officer was driving in the 4700 block of South W.S. Young Drive when he had to slow his patrol car to avoid a collision, according to an arrest affidavit.

A Ford Explorer driven by Hammett disregarded a traffic light, according to an arrest affidavit.

After officers pulled over Hammett, it was noted that her eyes were bloodshot and her speech was slurred, according to the affidavit.

Police also saw a submachine gun sitting on top of a pile of cords and jumper cables in the back of the car, according to the affidavit. Hammett is a convicted felon, which bars her from owning a firearm, police said.

Hammett was convicted of a financial instrument in Tarrant County on March 29, 2011, and was sentenced to nine months in jail, according to the affidavit.

Hammet was held in the Bell County Jail on $52,000 total bond, but was not listed on the roster as of 3 p.m. Tuesday.

254-501-7552 | sullivan@kdhnews.com

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