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Man charged with having stolen gun

Sunday, March 31, 2013 9:20 PM
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Richmond County sheriff’s deputies arrested an Augusta man when they found him with a stolen firearm after a report of a drive-by shooting in an Augusta neighborhood.

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Resnik Lathario Chance, 38, of 3605 Larkspur Drive, was charged Saturday possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and misdemeanor theft.

Deputies arrested Chance about 3:30 a.m. Saturday, shortly after receiving a report of a drive-by shooting in the 2400 block on Amsterdam Drive. No one was hit by the gunfire.

Deputies spotted two men standing outside a silver GMC Envoy, which matched the suspect vehicle’s description.

One deputy began to pat down Chance and saw the handgun in Chance’s waistband.

A criminal records check on Chance showed he was a convicted felon and that the gun had been stolen in Grovetown.

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scoopdedoop64
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scoopdedoop64 03/31/13 - 09:42 pm
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Good Job

Good Job deputies, that is what we need.

fatboyhog
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fatboyhog 03/31/13 - 11:35 pm
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Gun control

If only we had more strict gun control laws, this convicted felon would have been scared to possess a gun.

Yeah, right!

carcraft
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carcraft 04/01/13 - 05:48 am
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Since it isn't an assult

Since it isn't an assult weapon it isn't dangerous correct?

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 04/01/13 - 08:47 am
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? for you guys

Apparently this gun was registered to someone in Grovetown. I am assuming that it got registered when he purchased it.(unless the owner provided sn's when when it was stolen)

Now, we have an additional charge on this criminal for possession of stolen property, possibly a lead on a theft/burglary, and the return of property to its rightful owner; all because of a registered weapon.

Is it worth the tradeoff for the gumment to know who owns what guns?

pittypat21
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pittypat21 04/01/13 - 11:21 am
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Registered Gun

itsanotherday1:
Georgia does NOT have firearm registration. In order to prove that the gun was one that had been stolen, the serial number would've been given when it was reported stolen.

Again, firearms are not registered in Georgia.

MarinerMan
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MarinerMan 04/01/13 - 11:54 am
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Gotta START With the DA
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@dichotomy - You are right. The DA has to make this stick. Okay Ashley -- NO DEALS, UNLESS he gives up EVERY one of his "associates". Still keep one felony, so when he screws up again - and you know he will - he is put away FOR LIFE - no parole EVER.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 04/01/13 - 12:25 pm
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@ pittypat

So, when I buy a gun and they take down all of my information, gun SN, and everything; that information goes nowhere?

How does that square with this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Tracing_Center

Red thumbs: were you answering my question with a "no", or did you misunderstand that I was asking a question and not making a statement? Third choice is you are being the typical coward you are that won't voice an opinion. Hope it is one of the first two, and if it is, thank you for responding.

GiantsAllDay
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GiantsAllDay 04/01/13 - 12:24 pm
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If a felon is caught with a

If a felon is caught with a gun, is that a felony also?

GiantsAllDay
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GiantsAllDay 04/01/13 - 12:24 pm
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If a felon is caught with a

If a felon is caught with a gun, is that a felony also?

Darby
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Darby 04/01/13 - 01:38 pm
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I'm sure the gun was just lying around..

somewhere that the original owner had dropped it. Young Mr. Chance was just waiting for the owner to run an ad in the classifieds.

Give the poor innocent kid a break...

MarinerMan
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MarinerMan 04/01/13 - 02:28 pm
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@GiantsAllDay
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According to what I've read, the answer is YES. It is governed by each State, but for most States, it is a YES. This would satisfy his "second strike".

bentman
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bentman 04/01/13 - 02:53 pm
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You mean to tell me that a

You mean to tell me that a convicted felon didn't obey the law and was carrying a gun anyway?!!! Hasn't that law been in place for a long time? He should have known about that. Certainly had he known about the law he wouldn't have had a gun. There must have been some miscommunication between this man and either the legislative branch or the courts. We need new laws demanding that, when new laws affecting the lifestyle of convicted felons are passed, a mandatory meeting be required for convicted felons so they can learn about what is required of them, or what they are prohibited from doing. That way they will certainly be in compliance once they know.

GiantsAllDay
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GiantsAllDay 04/01/13 - 05:39 pm
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@MarinerMan Gracias

@MarinerMan
Gracias

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