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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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