Rincon Police Department Investigators,assisted by the A.T.F., arrested 47 year old Terry Benton of Rincon on state and federal criminal charges. Benton was at his Rincon residence on Wednesday when officers responded and served a federal arrest warrant.
The investigation led to the discovery of stolen firearms, the sale of crack cocaine and prescription medications, incidents of aggravated assault, and possession of a firearm by convicted felons.
During this investigation, more than 11 firearms were recovered, which were either stolen or possessed illegally.
As a result of this investigation, 23 year old Jamel Heard of Rincon also faces state and federal charges of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a stolen firearm and sales of controlled substance. Both Benton and Heard are currently in custody at the Chatham County Jail where they will await arraignment.