An 18-year-old Wilkinson County teenager was arrested on assorted criminal charges following a traffic stop and an incident that happened following a football game at Baldwin High School last Friday night, local authorities say.
The case involved a stolen handgun, which reportedly was taken from a local resident and reported to the Milledgeville Police Department.
A report about the incident became available Thursday.
The suspect in the case was identified as Antonio Donnell Hollings, of the 100 block of Lakeview Drive S., Ivey, according to an incident report filed by Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Jerome Roberts.
Hollings was charged with felony theft by receiving stolen property in connection with the stolen gun, and possession of a firearm on school property, records show.
After being arrested, he was taken to the Baldwin County Law Enforcement Center where he was jailed.
One of Hollings’ friends, identified as 18-year-old Tyler Austin, meanwhile, was trespassed from Baldwin High School, while another teen, 16, and considered a juvenile, was turned over to the custody of his mother following a traffic stop on the driver of a 2014 Chevrolet Impala.
Roberts said in his report that he along with Deputy Lt. Gail Hollis assisted one another in making the traffic stop.
During a search of the car by deputies, a Ruger handgun was found, Roberts said. It was reported stolen earlier this year.
Prior to the traffic stop, an incident happened at the end of the football game at BHS that caused deputies to be concerned, and to investigate further.
A group of young males walked towards the entrance/exit gates at the Braves Stadium in what was described as “an aggressive manner.” Some of them reportedly were using profane language, said Roberts, one of the several deputies who were there to provide security at the football game.
“The group of males were acting as though they were about to fight,” Roberts said in his report.
Hollings reportedly began running away from the gate soon after he left the game. He ran towards the car in the parking lot.
Roberts said he later learned from another deputy that Hollings had gone to his car to retrieve a handgun.
The car then left, but Lt. Hollis followed it.
Roberts said he later caught up with Hollis and the suspect’s car on Gordon Highway and Mount Pleasant Church Road. The deputy said three occupants were removed from the car, one by one.
Roberts said Hollis asked Hollings if there was a gun in the car and Hollings reportedly told her, “No,” according to the report. Austin, the driver of the car, also was asked if there was anything illegal in the car and he indicated there should not be.
Roberts said Austin later gave him verbal consent to search his car.
Shortly after the search got underway, Roberts said Hollis informed him that there was a gun in the car.
“I was informed that the gun was under the driver’s seat,” Roberts said, noting he later found a silver in color Ruger LC9.
Hollings told deputies that eight boys were attempting to jump on him and that he was running to get away from them during the incident following the football game.