Call From Citizen Gets Guns Off Tallahassee Streets

By: TPD Release
By: TPD Release

Tallahassee, Florida - June 7, 2011 -

Tallahassee Police officers responded to 400 Putnam Drive Sunday night, June 5th, at approximately 6:13PM after a concerned citizen reported seeing a male standing in the parking lot with at least two guns. Upon arrival, Officer Glady observed Samuel Barnes standing in the parking lot with four other males. Barnes matched the description given by the caller, and was observed by Officer Robert Glady holding two silver colored handguns, one in each hand.

Officer Glady and Officer Azevedo took Barnes into custody without incident and detained the other four males. The guns were both recovered and a search of Barnes’ vehicle located more than 11 grams of marijuana and 19 marijuana pipes. He was arrested and transported to the Leon County Jail.

One of the males who had been standing with Barnes was identified as Timothy Coleman, who was found to have an outstanding arrest warrant. He was arrested without incident and transported to the Leon County Jail.
“This is a great example of the positive outcome when a concerned citizen gets involved. This is just one incident but it makes a big impact in our community. Two guns were taken off the street that we know will not be used to hurt anyone. Many of our violent crimes occur in front of crowds, sometimes with several witnesses. This demonstrates how one phone call can improve the safety of many. It is my hope that community members will remember this incident and continue to take an active role in identifying and preventing crime. Please remember, if you see something, say something,” said Chief Dennis Jones.

Arrestee: Samuel Barnes B/M 1/21/91, Charges: Carrying Concealed Firearm, Openly Carrying Firearm, Displaying Firearm During Commission of Felony, Possession of Narcotics Equipment with Intent to Sell, Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Sell, and Resisting w/o Violence

Arrestee: Timothy Coleman B/M 11/19/91 Charges: Warrant for Failure to App
new charges of Possession of Marijuana less than 20 grams and Providing False Information to LEO

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  • by concealedcarrier Location: Tallahassee on Jun 7, 2011 at 09:02 PM
    I really hope that you commenting people are not lumping LEGALLY LICENSED CONCEALED CARRIERS in with these mischief making drug peddling thugs.
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      by GV on Jun 8, 2011 at 04:49 AM in reply to concealedcarrier
      I don't see any comments saying that,do you?
  • by otb Location: tallahassee on Jun 7, 2011 at 04:16 PM
    If america made a commitment to keeping these repeat offenders in jail instead of catch and release...the criminal world would soon dwindle. I am up for a tax to control such criminals. A tax that would make me sleep at night. Maybe the taxed criminals could feel a little bit of our pain.
  • by anony mouse on Jun 7, 2011 at 01:42 PM
    "We reapeth, what we soweth."
  • by good job Location: tallahassee on Jun 7, 2011 at 01:37 PM
    Good job to the person that called the police I am so sick of people with guns . Any boy can hold a gun but a real man knows when where and why to use it . This citizen should get a reward for their tip .
  • by jj on Jun 7, 2011 at 12:57 PM
    ok,,,just some more outstanding people ,,NOT ,,thug and trash
  • by Anonymous on Jun 7, 2011 at 12:53 PM
    Thank you Mr. or Ms. Citizen for making this town a wee bit safer. All of us should follow this example.
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