A convicted felon with a loaded .38 Special was arrested by Wildwood police after a traffic stop.
An officer pulled over 29-year-old Terence J. Warthen for an inoperable taglight at 11:45 p.m. Saturday.
During a search of the vehicle, the firearm was discovered under the driver’s seat.
Warthen has five felony convictions in the state of Florida, including a premeditated homicide conviction in 2007 in Clermont, according to the arrest report.
He was arrested on charges of carrying a concealed weapon and possession of a weapon by a convicted felon.
He was booked at the Sumter County Detention Center on $12,000 bond.