UPDATE: County attorney chooses not to charge man arrested with handgun

(ABC 6 News) – The Olmsted County Attorney’s Office decided against charging Darryl Mallory after his Friday arrest.

Mallory was arrested during a Rochester traffic stop, after a police officer searched him and the driver and allegedly located a gun.

(ABC 6 News) – A Rochester man was arrested with a gun that had an altered serial number.

At approximately 9:56 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12, a Rochester police officer pulled over a 2012 Chevy Equinox after seeing the driver run the red light at 6th Avenue and Civic Center Drive NW.

The officer also noted that the vehicle’s registration was expired.

The Equinox came to a stop in the 800 block of 5th Street NW.

The driver, a 52-year-old Rochester man, was ticketed for driving with a suspended license, driving with an expired vehicle registration, and possession of drug paraphernalia, which was visible to the officer through the car windows.

The officer searched the car, driver, and one male passenger for other drug evidence and located a handgun in a small bag that was allegedly strapped to the passenger, 31-year-old Darryl Mallory of Rochester.

The officer reported that the serial number on the gun was scratched and altered — a felony — and Mallory was allegedly not allowed to possess a firearm after a previous conviction — another felony.

Capt. Casey Moilanen with the Rochester Police Department said the weapon was a .380 handgun and was loaded.