Man found with copper and firearm after chase

by Wes Mayer

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Authorities found nearly 2,000 Xanax pills, 165 ecstasy pills, 17 grams of mushrooms and five ounces of marijuana in Dean’s possession. A .40 cal handgun and 12-gauge shotgun were also found. 


A man who attempted to flee a Coweta County deputy Thursday may be facing even more charges after copper wire, brass fittings and a rifle were found in his vehicle.

Around 8:30 a.m., Sgt. Jeff Bugg clocked a man speeding on Smokey Road, said Lt. Col. Jimmy Yarbrough with the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office. According to Yarbrough, when Bugg attempted to pull over the driver, the driver tried to elude Bugg, turned into the Hearthstone neighborhood and actually threw something out of his window at one point.

Bugg finally managed to stop the vehicle on Hearthstone Drive and identified the driver as Joseph Dennis Robinson, 20, Yarbrough said. Robinson was taken into custody, and authorities were able to locate the item he threw out of the window – a glass jar with marijuana inside. Bugg then searched the vehicle and found a number of wrapped copper wire bundles and various brass fittings in the trunk. An AR-15 rifle was also found in the back seat.

Robinson was charged with speeding, driving too fast for conditions, reckless driving, fleeing and attempting to elude, possession of marijuana and littering – for tossing something out the window in front of an officer, Yarbrough said. Investigators are currently working to figure out where the copper and brass came from, and the firearm was sent to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to see where it came from. Robinson was transported to the Coweta County Jail.



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