Clarke County

Convicted felon arrested, charged with reckless conduct in Athens after firing gun in air

ATHENS, Ga. — The Athens Clarke-County Police Department say they recovered multiple firearms from a felon who was shooting his weapon in an apartment complex.

ACCPD Gang Unit officials say they served a search warrant on an apartment in Rolling Ridge Apartment complex.

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During the course of their search, they found six guns in the possession of Demetrius Lumpkin, 38, of Athens.

Police officials say they seized four handguns, a pistol grip AR rifle, and a semi-automatic 12-gauge shotgun were seized, along with high-capacity magazines.


ACCPD officials charged Lumpkin with reckless conduct, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and tampering with evidence. The warrant added additional charges because of the first incident to include six counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and two counts of reckless conduct.

Police say the additional charges were due to a May 12 reckless conduct incident where Lumpkin was firing his gun in his apartment complex.

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