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Columbus Man Convicted On Drug & Firearm Charges

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Middle District of Georgia

Arsenio Brundidge, age 28, of Columbus, Georgia was convicted following a jury trial Sept. 10, 2015 on one count of cocaine possession and one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Chief U.S. District Court Judge Clay D. Land was the presiding judge.

The evidence showed that on November 3, 2014, Deputy Sheriff Clinton Powell of the Muscogee County Sheriff’s Office attempted to serve Brundidge with outstanding arrest warrants.  Brundidge attempted to flee, but was captured by Powell and other deputies after a brief chase.  During his flight, Brundidge discarded a weapon, which was recovered and found to be a fully loaded Jiminez Arms 9 mm handgun. The weapon had been reported as stolen approximately one month earlier. At the time of his arrest, Brundidge was also found to be in possession of a small amount of both marijuana and cocaine.

Brundidge has an extensive criminal record, including seven prior felony convictions.  Sentencing has been set for December 15, 2015.

The case was investigated by the Muscogee County Sheriff’s Office, the Columbus Police Department, and Special Agents Will Panoke and Brian Queener of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives. Assistant United States Attorney Mel Hyde is prosecuting the case on behalf of the Government.

Updated September 11, 2015

Topic
Violent Crime