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Augusta man arrested with 2 stolen handguns, police say

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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.

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single parent 11/28/12 - 07:50 am
Only $8,300 Bonds?

"Bush told deputies he had purchased the guns Monday and didn’t know they were stolen," the report said. Antonio D. Bush, 19; I can guarantee this guy knows more about the law than the law does and I guarantee if you go into a legit place to purchase a weapon or from an associate there are steps to take to fulfill the purchase,therefore no need to flee. Should get 10 years just for making that idiotic statement! Besides if I am in the right I most certainly bet you I am "NOT" going to make a break for it!
Ok two things can happen here 1) Oh he is a youth he knew not what he was doing, slap him on the wrist let him go purchase more guns and end up in the paper again only this time for murder.

itsanotherday1 11/28/12 - 09:49 am
Want better gun control?

Want better gun control? Throw the book at guys like this.

Augusta resident
Augusta resident 11/28/12 - 01:39 pm

He looks more like 30

Patty-P 11/28/12 - 05:15 pm
If he didn't know they were

If he didn't know they were stolen, why did he toss them and attempt to flee? Especially if he hasn't done anything wrong.

grinder48 11/28/12 - 04:02 pm

Could we just say, "McKenzie chased him" instead of "McKenzie chased after him"?

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