NWGA Scanner | September 23rd, 2021

Rome felon found in possession of stolen firearm during compliance check

According to a Floyd County Police Department incident report, on September 15th, 2021, Investigator SGT Clayton, along with several other investigators, assisted Georgia Department of Community Supervision Officers and federal agents with the ATF with a compliance check at 1 Bollen Drive. According to the report, the Department of Community Supervision officers already had information that the suspect, Greggory Crawford Jr, 33, of Rome, may possess a firearm at the residence. According to the report, investigators had a video where he was posing with a gun as well as allowing a very young juvenile male to handle the firearm. Department of Community Supervision made contact with the residents at 1 Bollen Drive and began to speak with them and explain that they were there to conduct a compliance check. As their officers began searching, they advised that they had located ammunition in the back bedroom and informed Floyd County investigators of their findings. Major Jones spoke with the homeowner Keia Hames and advised her of what was found by the officers, and asked for consent to continue searching the rest of the residence. Mrs. Hames gave consent to continue searching the property, and officers continued the search and were assisted by Floyd County Police personnel as well at that time. According to the report, During the search, officers with Community Supervision located a small amount of a green leafy substance on a computer table in the living room area. As officers continued the search, they located a spent shell casing on the kitchen counter that was consistent with the ammunition box in the bedroom.

A short time later, a firearm was located under the bed in the master bedroom. According to the report, the firearm was a Canik 9mm, and it had an extended magazine with nine rounds of ball ammunition in the magazine and one round in the chamber. The magazine had a black and white bandanna tied around the end of the magazine, and the firearm also had a flashlight and laser combination attached. The firearms serial number was run through GCIC/NCIC, and a few moments later, it was discovered that the firearm was stolen and that it was stolen out of Dekalb County, GA.” A digital scale and marijuana grinder were also located inside the residence, and it contained drug residue. Crawford was interviewed by federal agents with the ATF. According to the report, Crawford admitted to the possession of the firearm that was recovered and also that he had made the comment he had bought the gun from a guy named “J” in Rome and that he had paid $200.00 for the gun. According to the report, Crawford also made the statement that he knew the gun was not “legitimate.” Sgt. Clayton reported, “Based on his acknowledgment of possessing the firearm and that he knew it was not “legitimate” he was charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, as well as theft by receiving stolen property. Crawford was then transported to the Floyd County Jail, where he was also charged felony probation violation.