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Roosevelt parolee arrested on weapons charges

Marcus Wheeler, 25, of Roosevelt, was arrested early

Marcus Wheeler, 25, of Roosevelt, was arrested early Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, at his home and charged with criminal possession of a firearm and criminal possession of a weapon, police said. Credit: NCPD

Officers conducting a parole check on a Roosevelt man arrested him Monday after finding an unloaded .25-caliber handgun in his room.

Nassau County police said state parole officers arrested Marcus Wheeler, 25, at 7:15 a.m. at his home on Elmwood Avenue. Police said the serial number had been removed from the semiautomatic Raven Arms pistol found at the home.

Wheeler was charged with criminal possession of a firearm and two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, police said. He was arraigned Tuesday in First District Court in Hempstead and held pending $750,000 bail. He was represented by Legal Aid, which does not comment on cases.

Authorities could not immediately say why Wheeler was on parole -- and records were not immediately available.

With Ellen Yan

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