Teens brandish BB-gun, arrested for assault

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, July 29, 2008

VIDALIA — A realistic-looking BB-gun and a bag of suspected marijuana were the perfect recipe to land two local teens behind bars Saturday.

Max F. Byrd, 18, of 30 Cloverdale Drive, Natchez, and Edward S. Montgomery, 19, 1627 Camellia St., Vidalia, were arrested in connection with an alleged incident in which two males brandished a handgun at a passing motorist while driving erratically, Concordia Parish Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Kathleen Stevens said. The alleged incident occurred at approximately 7:13 p.m.

The Ferriday Police reportedly stopped the vehicle the two teens were in on Carolina Avenue, and CPSO Deputy Denis Mulvihill reportedly found a bag of suspected marijuana in the vehicle along with a black automatic BB pistol, Stevens said.

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Montgomery, who was the driver of a gray Nissan pickup truck with Texas tags, was charged with possession of marijuana (second offense) and aggravated assault.

Byrd, the passenger, was charged with possession of marijuana and aggravated assault.