NWGA Scanner | August 20th, 2022

Convicted felon found in possession of a gun and drugs after being stopped for speeding in Gordon County

According to a Gordon County Sheriff’s Office incident report, On Wednesday, August 10th, 2022, at 9:02 PM, Deputy Massingill with the Gordon County Sheriff’s Office Community Crime Prevention Unit was in the area of Dewspond Road when he observed a black in color Jeep traveling westbound at a high rate of speed. The deputy checked the vehicle’s speed at 63 mph in a 35 mph zone. Deputy Massingill performed a traffic stop and made contact with the driver, identified as David Dwight Holbert, 55, of Calhoun. According to the report, “Deputy Massingill started talking with Mr. Holbert and noticed his behavior to be odd. Mr. Holbert would start talking about god and how good he was doing. Mr. Holbert would deflect the questions that Deputy Massingill would ask while writing a courtesy warning, almost like he was avoiding the questions and starting to speak about something else to avoid answering. Deputy Pulled arrived on the scene, and Deputy Massingill asked for consent to search the vehicle. Mr. Holbert denied consent and then stated okay, you can.” Holbert said you won’t take me to jail for a joint will you?” The deputy said he would work with him if it was just a joint. Deputies then searched the vehicle and located approximately 70 grams (2.46 ounces) of processed marijuana in five individual baggies, a loaded Ameris .32 cal firearms, a set of digital scales, and a meth pipe. Holbert was booked into the Gordon County Jail, charged with possession of marijuana, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a firearm during a commission of a felony, and drug-related objects, speeding, tag light, and cracked windshields.