Man arrested at annual Gun Buyback Day event

A Martinez man was arrested Saturday after a disturbance at the second annual Gun Buyback Day.

Sitting in a lawn chair next to a sign that read: “I pay more,” Shaun Ray Britt, 27, of Fairfax Street, attempted to attract gun owners away from the event by offering a bigger payday for their unwanted firearms.

About 11 a.m.,Britt became confrontational when deputies asked him to set up shop off the church property.

“He’s just deteriorating the problem,” said Niki Watson, the event’s coordinator. “We’re trying to get guns out of the wrong hands ....”

Less than an hour later, Britt was handcuffed and taken to the Richmond County Jail.

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