According to an incident report, the deputy noticed the young man standing on the corner of Massoit Drive and Massoit Court around 10 a.m. and stopped to ask why he wasn’t in school.
After the deputy got out of his vehicle, the teen, later identified as 17-year-old Tarrence Cameron Morgan, started walking in the opposite direction and refused to stop at the officer’s request.
Morgan then shoved the deputy who, in turn, tackled him to the ground, the report says.
After Morgan was taken into custody, the deputy found a .25-caliber pistol in the suspect’s pocket.
Morgan was booked into the Richmond County Jail on charges of possession of a pistol under 18 years old, possession of a concealed weapon and felony obstruction of a law enforcement officer.