Tip results in arrest of two Valdosta men on weapons charges

| March 1, 2016


VALDOSTA – A tip led to the arrest of two men on weapons charges Saturday afternoon and may have prevented an act of violence, according to the Valdosta Police Department.

At approximately, 1:45 a.m., the VPD Narcotics Unit received information regarding possible illegal activity involving weapons in the 100 block of South Troup Street, said VPD Lt. Adam Bembry.

“Narcotics detectives responded to the area to investigate the report,” Bembry said. “Upon arrival to the area, detectives saw two males exit a local club. The males appeared agitated and began taking off jewelry as they were walking hastily towards a vehicle.”

The two men were reportedly yelling profanity when one of the men retrieved a handgun from their vehicle, Bembry said.

“The males then entered the vehicle and drove off. Narcotics detectives conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle,” Bembry said. “During a search of the vehicle, two .380 caliber handguns were recovered.”

Terrill Blackshear, 26, was arrested and charged with carrying a concealed weapon. James Ware, 34, was arrested and charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Ware was also arrested on an active state warrant.

“In this case, two subjects who were illegally in possession of weapons were able to be charged and the weapons confiscated,” Bembry said. “The observed behavior of the subjects, combined with the immediate retrieval of the firearm by one of the suspects suggested that a violent act was about to occur.”

“Citizens are encouraged to continue notifying the Valdosta Police Department if they observe suspicious behavior,” Bembry said.

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  1. Eric says:

    WHAT?!?!?!?!? No comments from black sheep not dixie&trixie on this matter?

  2. blacksheep says:

    I did post a comment but its under consideration you know how that goes Eric I love you man