16-Year-Old Arrested at the Fair

Daniel Prince

Juvenile faces weapons charges

The Union County Sheriff’s Office made an arrest at the fair late Friday night. Deputy Galen Israel responded to the fairgrounds for a report of a fight with weapons. Captain Scott Coffer was notified by officers working the fair that a male was inside the grounds with a gun. Coffer was given the male’s description, and he began searching for him. Deputy Israel located the male near the back gate and detained him. Coffer arrived and was handed the pistol. As he was about to run the gun’s serial number, he noticed it had been removed. Deputy Israel arrested the 16-year-old juvenile, who was charged with possession of a handgun by a person under age 18 and possession of a handgun with the serial number removed.

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