Southern Pines Police arrested a man Wednesday who had an outstanding arrest warrant when they saw the suspect at the Brookside Park Apartments on Richards Street. The outstanding warrant was for the charges of assault on a female and communicating threats.

Officers arrested Adam Marcell Lagrant Bronson, 31, of Raeford, and charged him with assault on a female, communicating threats, possession of marijuana, carrying a concealed firearm and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, according to a news release from the Southern Pines Police Department.

When the police took Bronson in custody, they found a .380 semi-automatic pistol in his possession.  Bronson has “two prior felony convictions, one of which involved a firearm.”

Southern Pines Police Chief Bob Temme offered praise after the arrest.

“Our support and partnership with our federal law enforcement partners, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms has never been stronger,” said Temme.  “We will be seeking the assistance of our federal law enforcement partners to adopt yet another felony firearm case for federal prosecution. Our united law enforcement efforts are producing extraordinary results for the Southern Pines community.”

Bronson was jailed without bond and has a October 23 court date.

All defendants facing criminal charges are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.


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