by: Richard Elliot Updated:
DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - A leading member of the controversial New Black Panther Party remains in the DeKalb County Jail Tuesday after deputies arrested him on weapons charges.
"They arrested him at his probation office in Lawrenceville," Dekalb Sheriff's Office spokesman Sgt. Adrion Bell said. "(Nzinga) pawned a handgun to a local pawn shop, so that put him in possession of the firearm."
Bell said a Gwinnett County jury convicted Nzinga in February of felony deposit account fraud. It is illegal in Georgia for a convicted felon to possess a firearm of any kind.
Bell said Nzinga pawned an FN Herstal handgun at the Stone Mountain Pawn Shop on Rockbridge Road on March 5. During routine checks, DeKalb
"From the little that I've read on (that gun), it is a
Nzinga is being held on $10,000 bond.
Channel 2 Action News attempted to contact the New Black Panther Party for comment, but calls were not returned.
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