Boynton Beach police arrest armed 5-time felon

Billy Jean Brown Jr. (PBSO blotter)

A 36-year-old 5-time felon was arrested in Boynton on Saturday after police found him with a gun and ammunition, according to a city police spokeswoman.

Billy Jean Brown Jr. was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail on charges of carrying a concealed firearm, felon in possession of a firearm, nine counts of felon in possession of ammunition, resisting arrest without violence, possession of marijuana and entering a closed park pursuant to city ordinance.

Officers were on patrol in front of the Z Food Meat Market at 1005 N. Seacrest Blvd. when Brown quickly walked away and entered a closed city park. Officer Aramis Grigorian told Brown to stop, but he continued.

Handout: Boynton Beach Police

Brown tripped and Grigorian tried to take him into custody but couldn’t. Then the officer deployed his Taser. Brown fell to the ground and a black semi-automatic handgun fell out of his waistband and onto the ground.

Grigorian had to use his Taser three times to get Brown handcuffed.

Brown has been sent to prison on drug charges and charges including burglary, grand theft, and battery on a law enforcement officer or paramedic, according to the state Department of Corrections.

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