Armed Confrontation at Local Park Ends in Three Arrests

Buford man accused of pointing a pistol at another person during an altercation.

Three Buford men are facing various charges after one of the men produced a pistol during an Oct. 7 incident at Bogan Park.

A Flowery Branch man said he was in the area of the basketball courts at Bogan Park when three men approached him and began “a verbal confrontation.” According to the victim, one of the suspects pulled out a semi-automatic pistol and began waving it in the air before pointing it in the victim’s direction.

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The victim left the park and notified authorities. The suspects also left the park and were later spotted on Hamilton Mill Road and subsequently pulled over by a Gwinnett County Police officer. During the traffic stop, the officer recovered the handgun and open containers of alcoholic beverages.

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Cynthia Montgomery October 12, 2012 at 02:51 AM
Don't mark it off your list, don't let thugs take our parks away. We need more citizens to report just like this man did. Because HE did report the THUGS were caught! REPORT REPORT REPORT!! Our police can NOT be every were at all times but, WE are! If we will continue to report and they will continue to be arrested then, they move on from here. I know it works! We just need stronger laws to make their being THUGS not a favorable career choice!
Kristi Reed October 12, 2012 at 09:48 AM
Good point Cynthia - we cannot give up on our parks or communities. We have to stay alert, watch out for our neighbors and report suspicious activity to police.
Jimmy Orr October 12, 2012 at 01:19 PM
Good advice, Kristi. You are still my most favorite Patch Senior Editor this side of the Mississippi.
Kristi Reed October 12, 2012 at 01:22 PM
Oh Jimmy - Where do you get all that charm? You know what they say, flattery will get you everywhere ;)
Steve October 12, 2012 at 03:24 PM
Agree. I was being facetious (a bit). The game has changed quite a bit from the old school running off of hoodlum kids to fending off people with deadly weapons.


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