A 31-year-old Ceres man was arrested Sunday evening after an officer stopped him on his bicycle and found him with a handgun.
Officer Jesus Salinas was driving westbound on Evans Road approaching Richland Avenue at 8:23 p.m. when he saw Tyson Lane Dimter, 31, of Ceres, riding his bicycle eastbound on Evans Road in the center of the westbound lane, a violation of the vehicle code. Salinas stopped Dimter and was suspicious since he previously heard there was a person by the name of Tyson who lived on Darby Lane selling drugs from a house and was known to always carry a gun on his person. Salinas noticed Tyson had two large bulges in his two front short pockets. Salinas attempted to conduct a pat down in fear that he could have a gun and instructed the suspect to put his hands behind his back but he refused and became very defensive and acted nervous. He denied carrying a gun but one was found in his front right pocket. He also denied owning the unregistered revolver.
Since he did not have a concealed weapon permit, Dimter was booked into the Stanislaus County Jail for possession of a concealed firearm.