CYPRESS — Deputies with Precinct 4 Constable Mark Herman’s Office conducted a traffic stop and arrested a convicted felon for illegal possession of body armor in Cypress yesterday.

 Editor’s note: There’s a common misconception that civilians can’t own body armor. However, according to Texas Penal Code 46.041, only felons are not allowed to own any. Regular citizens don’t have that disenfranchisement.

According to the police report, the officers stopped a vehicle in the 26800 block of the Northwest Freeway on June 18, 2019. Police identified the driver as Brice Prater, who the precinct says is a convicted felon.

Police claim that he was in possession of .59 grams of a white powdery substance, which will be sent for testing, and there was a Galls bulletproof vest inside the vehicle.

“Brice Prater was arrested and booked into the Harris County Jail, charged with Unlawful Possession of Body Armor by a Felon,” said Herman. “His bond and court information have not been set at this time.”

(Photo courtesy Pct. 4 Constable's Office)
(Photo courtesy Pct. 4 Constable’s Office)
(Photo courtesy Pct. 4 Constable's Office)
(Photo courtesy Pct. 4 Constable’s Office)
(Photo courtesy Pct. 4 Constable's Office)
(Photo courtesy Pct. 4 Constable’s Office)

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