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Deputies seek man who wielded AR-15 rifle at park

 

Isabelle Altman

 

 

Deputies with the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office are seeking a suspect who allegedly pointed at AR-15 at attendees of a Saturday night event at the Plum Grove Community Center in the southern part of the county. 

 

Witnesses at the event told investigators two men attempted to enter the community center without paying the $5 entry fee, LCSO Capt. Greg Wright said. When they were denied access, they went back to a vehicle where one of the men allegedly grabbed an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle in an attempt to threaten individuals at the center. 

 

Wright said someone acting as security for the event intervened, punching the suspect in the face and taking the weapon. The suspect and possibly one other person got back in the vehicle and left the scene before deputies arrived. 

 

No shots were fired, deputies said. 

 

Wright said investigators know the suspect's name but are not releasing it until he's in custody. The suspect could face multiple felony charges.

 

 

 

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