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Sheriff: Bicyclist riding without light tried to hide stolen Glock 9mm in waistband

Ryan Kenneth Garman, 28, faces charges of Burglary I, Theft I, Theft I of a Firearm, Unlawful Carrying a Concealed Weapon and his outstanding warrants for Contempt of Court, Theft II and Fail to Comply. (Linn County Jail mugshot)

LEBANON, Ore. - A sheriff's office lieutenant stopped a bicyclist early Tuesday morning for riding without a light - and uncovered evidence that led to the recovery of stolen items, including a Glock 9mm handgun, Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley said.

Ryan Kenneth Garman, 28, faces charges of Burglary I, Theft I, Theft I of a Firearm, Unlawful Carrying a Concealed Weapon and his outstanding warrants for Contempt of Court, Theft II and Fail to Comply.

The sheriff's lieutenant stopped Garman at 2:16 a.m. for riding without a light.

The lieutenant "also knew of several property crimes that had recently occurred in the area," the sheriff said in a report.

"When the Lieutenant contacted the man, the man initially gave him a fake name and was acting very nervous," Riley wrote. "After further investigation, the Lieutenant learned the man's real name was Ryan Garman and he had outstanding warrants for his arrest. As the Lieutenant was detaining Mr. Garman, he began to reach in his waistband. The Lieutenant was able to get control of the man and get him into handcuffs."

Garman had attempted to concel the 9mm in his waistband; the gun had been stolen overnight Sunday and reported missing Monday, the sheriff's office said.

Garman cooperated with investigators, who recovered more stolen property from Garman's home - including a competition archery bow stolen November 9. The sheriff's office recovered the bow in Noti on Tuesday, Riley said.

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