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.