An East Price Hill man was arrested last week wearing a stolen Cincinnati police ballistic vest, officials said.
Timothy Stuckey, 30, had a loaded Glock 19 pistol in the glove box of the Chevrolet Impala he was driving Wednesday, according to court records.
While police were investigating the weapons violations, officers said they discovered Stuckey was wearing a bullet-resistant vest.
Arrest records state that after running the serial number on the vest, it was discovered the vest had been stolen from the Cincinnati Police Department.
Stuckey was convicted of shooting a man in a West End barbershop in 2012 which resulted in a five-year prison sentence. At that point, he had three prior drug trafficking convictions, prosecutors said.
He was arrested again in 2017 on a heroin trafficking charge. He posted bond, but then fled the charges, but was caught again after a month, court documents state. Later that year, he was convicted on both charges and sentenced to 18 months in prison.
In connection with last week's arrest, Stuckey is charged with carrying concealed weapons, improperly handling weapons in a vehicle and having weapons under disability. Those convicted of felonies are barred from owning guns.
All three charges are felonies. He is also charged with receiving stolen property, a misdemeanor, for possessing the stolen bullet-resistant vest.
Cincinnati police said the vest was stolen from an officer's personal vehicle when it was broken into at his Green Township home in 2019.
Stuckey posted a $27,600 bond on Thursday was released from jail to await trial at home. His case is expected to be presented to a grand jury next week, and after that, further hearings will be scheduled.