Convicted felon with loaded .38 Special arrested by Wildwood police after traffic stop

A convicted felon with a loaded .38 Special was arrested by Wildwood police after a traffic stop.

Terrence Warthen
Terrence Warthen

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.