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Traffic stop ends in three arrests
Gregory Perkins

Three men ended up in jail on serious charges Monday after they were stopped for a simple tag light violation, police said.

When Bulloch County sheriff’s Deputy Mark Guarino stopped a car driven by Gregory Perkins on Ga. 67 near Burkhalter Road, he smelled burnt marijuana and the strong odor of alcohol, reports stated.

While Guarino questioned Perkins, 35, of Poplar Street in Statesboro, a passenger, James Michael Perkins, 31, of Lawton, Okla., became unruly, the deputy said.

When James Perkins refused to obey orders to control his erratic behavior, he was charged with obstruction. A second passenger, William O’Neal Perkins, 26, of North Lewis Street in Metter, was found to be in possession of a bag of marijuana and a concealed weapon, Guarino said in a report.

Gregory Perkins was charged with DUI and being a wanted person, having two outstanding warrants from other agencies. William Perkins was charged with carrying a concealed weapon, marijuana possession and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

All three were taken to the Bulloch County Jail, where James Perkins racked up another charge, disorderly conduct, after he urinated in an interview room at the jail, Guarino said.

All three men were booked into the jail, and later posted bond, according to jail records.


Holli Deal Bragg may be reached at (912) 489-9414.

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