A man with an extensive criminal record is facing federal charges after being found with a gun at the abandoned Harriet Tubman Housing Project.
Larry Braswell, 40, is charged with being a felon in possession of a weapon.
On Feb. 23, a city police officer encountered Braswell several times at an abandoned residence. He said he initially smelled a strong odor of marijuana and found that Braswell's driver's license was revoked. He later found a black digital scale with marijuana residue on it and $1,122 in Braswell's pants pockets.
The officer also found a Para-Ordinance .45 caliber semi-automatic firearm and a plastic bag containing approximately 25 grams of marijuana.
Braswell has convictions for theft, reckless endangerment, two counts of aggravated robbery and attempted especially aggravated robbery. Each of the three aggravated robbery convictions were committed on different dates.