Three men who were reportedly firing guns underneath a Highway 301 North bridge Sunday while people swam in the river nearby face drug and other charges after being questioned by a Georgia Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division ranger.
According to a statement released by the Georgia DNR on social media (www.facebook.com/gadnrle/), Ranger 1st Class Jason Miller was patrolling the Ogeechee River in Bulloch County when he was "flagged down and told about multiple subjects who were shooting underneath a public road bridge with swimmers nearby."
Miller called for a nearby Georgia State Patrol Post 45 trooper to assist and stopped the subjects as they were leaving the area, according to the report.
The men were Dominic Dre Ransburg, 21, of Squire Pope Road on Hilton Head Island; Candido Rivera Rodriguez, 27, of Camelia Drive; and Samuel Warren Terry, 21, of Statesboro Place Apartments, according to Bulloch County sheriff's Capt. Todd Hutchens.
"After a brief investigation, it was discovered the three subjects had been smoking marijuana while they were shooting and a felony amount of drugs was subsequently discovered," the DNR statement read. "All three were arrested and multiple charges ... were made."
There were no reports of injury.
Ransburg was charged with purchase, possession, manufacture, distribution or sale of marijuana; possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony; reckless conduct; and discharge of firearms on or near a public highway or street.
Rodriguez was charged with reckless conduct and discharge of firearms on or near a public highway or street.
Terry was jailed on charges of DUI/less safe, discharge of firearms on or near a public highway or street and reckless conduct.
All three men were taken to the Bulloch County Jail, where they await further court action and bond hearings.