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Man charged with underage gun possession
Quentin Truley

Members of the Statesboro-Bulloch County Crime Suppression Team saw a man at Southern Lounge off Fair Road "leaning into the window of a parked car, being loud and disorderly," around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

When an investigator intervened and asked him to leave because of his behavior, the man, later identified as Quentin Truley, 20, of New Gate Drive in Decatur, Georgia, "cursed at investigators and refused to" leave, Sheriff Lynn Anderson said in a news release issued Wednesday.

Truley was intoxicated and under 21, so deputies placed him under arrest. A search of a bag Truley carried revealed a loaded 9 mm handgun, the release says.

Truley has a past record of felony convictions that bars him from possessing weapons, and it is illegal for a person under 21 to have a handgun, the sheriff said.

Truley was arrested on charges of loitering/prowling, underage possession of alcohol, public intoxication, possession of a handgun by a person under 21 and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He was taken to the Bulloch County Jail to await further court hearings.


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