A nighttime bike ride led a Merced man to jail late Tuesday after police found him carrying a loaded gun, police reported.
Maurice Spruell was stopped along the 1200 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Way about 9:15 p.m. after an officer spotted him riding a bike without any lighting.
A search of the 26-year-old man turned up a loaded 9 mm handgun in his waistband, police said.
Spruell, who has a record of felony burglary and robbery, was arrested and booked into the Merced County jail for allegedly carrying a concealed loaded gun and being a felon in possession of a gun.
Spruell served about a month of jail time in 2012 for the previous crimes, booking records show.
Spruell remained in jail Wednesday morning with bond set at $120,000 bail.