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February 16, 2022

Teen draws felony charge after taking out a gun during fight at high school basketball game

Therese Apel

Perry Marrow

A 19-year-old is facing a felony charge after pulling out a gun during a fight outside New Hope High School.

According to WCBI, Lowndes County Sheriff Eddie Hawkins says Perry Marrow allegedly reached for his weapon during an incident after a high school basketball game on February 7th.

Officials say deputies were called to New Hope High School after a 53-45 win over West Point in boys basketball, when two girls allegedly got into a fight. A crowd gathered..

Witnesses told deputies that Marrow had a gun, and they searched his car. They found a semiautomatic AK-47-style DRACO pistol with a 30-round magazine. School surveillance cameras reportedly showed Marrow taking the gun from his car.

Marrow is not a student at either school, and the sheriff says it is legal for him to have a gun in his car, even on school property. Brandishing it, however, is a felony.

Hawkins says investigators are trying to find out if Marrow owned the gun legally. He has been released from the Lowndes County Jail on a $5,000 bond.

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