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Police blotter

Posted: August 9, 2017 - 1:22am

Man facing charges after traffic stop

Police discovered a stolen firearm along with a black face mask during a routine traffic stop.

According to the incident report, deputies observed a blue Ford Explorer fail to make a complete stop at a stop sign after turning onto S. Belair Road from Ridge Trail.

Upon approaching the vehicle, the deputy detected a strong order of marijuana and asked the driver to exit the vehicle. Police said that the driver, later identified as Antonio Markey Curry, 28, was prolonging his exit from the vehicle and was attempting to conceal something out of deputy's sight, according to the report.

The vehicle was searched and the deputy discovered a 9mm Ruger pistol wrapped in a black face mask. The gun was discovered to have been stolen and was placed in evidence.

Curry was charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and theft by receiving stolen property.

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Inmate facing new charge

An inmate housed at the Columbia County Detention Center is facing new obstruction charges after reportedly punching a jailer in the face.

A supervisor at the detention center stated that Raekwon Raheem Barnes, 20, refused to comply with a deputy and became argumentative. Barnes then attempted to walk away from the deputy, at which time the deputy attempted to stop Barnes by grabbing his arm to escort him to his jail cell, according to the incident report.

Barnes then pulled away from the deputy and punched him in the face. The deputy deployed pepper spray and was able to put Barnes in handcuffs until other deputies arrived to assist.

Barnes was originally arrested July 31 on charges of criminal trespass and probation violation before the assault on the deputy.

 

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