A 17-year-old was accused of aiming a pistol at his younger brother Tuesday at his Childress Street home, according to Columbus police.
Devin Burden was charged with possession of a pistol while under the age of 18, pointing a gun at another, crossing the guard lines with drugs, possession of a drug-related object, crossing the guard lines with weapons, possession of marijuana and theft by receiving stolen property. He was booked into the Muscogee County Jail for a 2 p.m. hearing Wednesday in Columbus Recorder’s Court.
Columbus police were called to the 4400 block of Childress Street on Tuesday to investigate an altercation. A woman reported that her children were involved in a dispute and a pistol was aimed at her child.
The victim said a man attacked him and tried to strike him. He also stated that his older brother aimed a pistol at him earlier that day.
Another woman told police that she saw Burden aim a pistol at his younger brother. Burden said he knew nothing about either of those incidents, according to a police report.
Officials took Burden into custody and searched him. He told officers before he was transported to the jail that he had no contraband on him, according to police.
Authorities were removing Burden from the back of the patrol car and escorting him to the jail when they spotted a grinder with marijuana residue in the backseat of the car where Burden was sitting. They asked him once again if he had any contraband, and he denied having anything.
Deputies with the Muscogee County Sheriff’s Office searched him inside the jail and allegedly found a pill bottle containing a small bag of marijuana, a Glock 43 pistol loaded with seven rounds and 1.8 grams of marijuana (street value of $18).
Officials checked with the Georgia Crime Information Center and learned that the gun had been reported stolen, according to an arrest report.
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