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Ricky McClendon

Name:
McClendon, Ricky Lee

Date of Booking:
12/17/2022

Reason(s) For Booking:
PURCHASE, POSSESSION, MANUFACTURE, DISTRIBUTION, OR SALE OF MARIJUANA – F

POSSESSION OF FIREARM OR KNIFE DURING COMMISSION OF OR ATTEMPT TO COMMIT CERTAIN FELONIES – F

RECEIPT, POSSESSION OR TRANSPORT OF FIREARM BY CONVICTED FELON OR FELONY FIRST OFFENDER, ETC – F

THEFT BY RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY (FEL) – F

Carrying A Pistol Without A License – M

PURCHASE, POSSESSION, MANUFACTURE, DISTRIBUTION, OR SALE OF MARIJUANA – F

OBSTRUCTION – M

Officer’s Narrative:
[Please note: The following is a direct transcription from the official initial incident report. The Georgia Gazette does not fix any spelling or grammatical errors that may exist. Any changes or redactions made by our staff are placed inside brackets. Some errors may exist. All subjects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. The topics discussed may be sensitive to some readers. Discretion is advised.]


On 12/17/22 at about 1759 hrs while in uniform and a marked unit, I initiated a traffic stop on a white in color Ford Fusion (GA/[REDACTED]) at [1000 BLOCK] Allen Ave.

Prior to the stop the vehicle was observed on Allen near McCarthy St and the vehicle registration was showing no valid insurance. As the vehicle was backing into the driveway of [1000 BLOCK] Allen Ave, I initiated the stop by activating the emergency equipment on my marked unit (lights and siren).

Upon stopping the vehicle and activating my equipment, the front passenger, later identified as Mr. Ricky McClendon exited the vehicle and began moving toward the residence. Mr. McClendon then stopped behind the vehicle when given verbal commands by my partner, Cpl A. Contreras and I. Mr. McClendon then began rooting in his waistband area and concealing his hands behind the vehicle.

At this time I drew my firearm and pointed it at Mr. McClendon as he was being uncooperative and attempting to conceal his action behind the vehicle. The driver of the vehicle, later identified as Mr. Zane Scott opened his door at this time and held both his hands out of the vehicle in plain sight of me.

Both Cpl Contreras and I gave loud verbal commands for Mr. McClendon to Stop and show us his hands. Mr. McClendon then showed us his hands momentarily. When my partner Cpl Contreras went to detain Mr. McClendon, McClendon once again began concealing his hands and rooting in his waist band. Cpl Contreras then took custody of McClendon by pulling his arms behind him and securing him with handcuffs. I then removed Mr. Scott from the vehicle and passed him off to back up officers as they were arriving.

At this time I observed the grip of a brown pistol sticking up from between the drivers seat and the center console. I notified Cpl Contreras and responded by informing me that Mr. McClendon had dropped another firearm, a Taurus G2C 9mm behind the vehicle when being secured. The firearm was in a inside the waistband holster.

Once secured the odor of marijuana was detected emitting from his person. McClendon was then searched and inside a black sachel on his person officers discovered about 65 grams of green leafy material. While searching McClendon, officers also discovered another small bag of green leafy material inside his pants and underwear amounting to about 1.3 grams and in his pants pocket. McClendon was then secured in the rear of my marked unit.

I then secured the firearm located near the driver’s seat in the vehicle with the permission of the driver, Mr. Scott. I ran the firearm located inside the vehicle through NCIC but it returned with no records indicating it was not stolen. Upon running the Taurus through NCIC it returned with a record matching serial number. I then confirmed with teletype that the firearm was stolen. The vehicle was then searched but nothing further of evidentiary value was located in the vehicle.

Scott was issued a written warning for no valid insurance on the vehicle. McClendon was transported to CCDC and booked without incident. All evidence was logged into the property room. The green leafy substance field tested positive for marijuana.

[End of Narrative]