SARASOTA, Fla. — A Missouri ex-convict was arrested in Florida on Tuesday after he was found in a car covered with human blood.
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80-year-old Leslie Achter is now charged with possession of an altered Firearm and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
According to the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office, a resident called 911 Tuesday night, claiming a car covered in blood was in front of his property. The caller suspected the car may have been involved in an accident.
Arriving deputies found Achter at the scene with a cut on his arm. Achter said he was a passenger in the car, which had hit a deer. He claimed the driver fled the scene.
On the way to the hospital EMS, noticed a firearm cylinder pin fall out of Achter's pocket. He later admitted there was a gun hidden in the vehicle.
Investigators later found a revolver in the trunk with the barrel cut off and the serial numbers removed.
A forensic crew later confirmed that the blood was not from an animal.
The Missouri Department of Corrections confirmed that Achter had recently been released from prison and is a convicted felon. Past convictions include manslaughter, aggravated Stalking, and escape.