An Augusta man was arrested Tuesday with two stolen handguns, according to Richmond County sheriff’s records.
Antonio D. Bush, 19, of Belmont Drive, is charged with theft by receiving, possessing handguns without a license and obstruction of a law enforcement officer, according to jail records. He was being held Tuesday on bonds totalling $8,300.
According to a sheriff’s report, just after 11 a.m., Deputy Kenneth McKenzie stopped a gray Dodge Charger on Third Avenue. McKenzie said Bush, a passenger in the Dodge, jumped out of the car and fled. McKenzie chased after him and saw him toss two handguns over a fence behind a home in the 2000 block of Third Avenue, the report said.
After Bush’s arrest, deputies determined the guns – a 9 mm Smith & Wesson and a .40-caliber Glock – were reported stolen in March.
Bush told deputies he had purchased the guns Monday and didn’t know they were stolen, the report said.