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Long County deputies recover stolen gun, make felony arrest
Christopher williams

An arrest in Long County Monday resulted in felony charges and the recovery of a stolen handgun, according to the Long County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies responded to a 911 call in about a domestic disturbance at the J&M Mobile Home Park in the Elim Community, according to a news release.

Before the officers arrived at the residence, the suspect left. While en route, Sgt. Jamie Jeffers, Cpl. Levin Tomlinson and deputies Tony Fowler and Jacob Howard, saw the vehicle that was reported to have left the residence.

Deputies stopped the vehicle and began to investigate the 911 report.

Fowler reportedly discovered marijuana in the vehicle, and the driver, Christopher Brandon Williams, allegedly ran off. Jeffers, Tomlinson and Howard chased him, while Fowler secured the vehicle and evidence.

After Howard was arrested, a stolen pistol was discovered in the vehicle. The pistol belongs to a Walthourville resident, and was stolen in January during a home burglary, according to the report.

Williams has been charged with possession of a firearm by a felon, theft by receiving stolen property (firearm), misdemeanor possession of marijuana, interference with a 911 call and obstruction of officers.

Williams is on parole for drug and stolen property convictions, according to the sheriff’s report. Bond is expected be denied.

Deputy injured

Before the arrest report was released, Long County Sheriff Craig Nobles confirmed that one of his deputies was injured Monday afternoon while making an arrest.

Nobles did not provide details, saying an investigation was ongoing. He did say the deputy was responding to a domestic dispute when the suspect attempted to flee. Deputy had stopped the suspect in his vehicle on Elim Church Road when the suspect fled into the woods. The deputy chased after.

At some point the deputy’s right arm was injured, requiring him to be taken to Wayne County Memorial Hospital in Jesup.

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