Two local men are in jail facing weapon charges after they were pulled over Saturday during an investigation conducted by the Southern Pines Police Department’s patrol division.

Oliver Orlanda Brown Jr., 25, of Eagle Springs and Tavoris Deundra Little, 22, of Jackson Springs, were arrested after their vehicle was pulled over just before midnight on Saunders Boulevard, near U.S. 1, according to a Southern Pines Police Department news release.

Tavoris Deundra Little.

Police say Brown and Little were in possession of two concealed loaded firearms.

One firearm was a Smith and Wesson .38 caliber revolver and the other a SWD Cobray M-11, 9mm semi-automatic pistol with an extended thirty two (32) round magazine. Police also seized marijuana from Little.

Oliver Orlanda Brown Jr.

“When investigating gun violence, an arrest for illegal possession of a firearm is every bit as important as an arrest in a fatal shooting,” said Southern Pines Police Chief Bob Temme. “We have deployed a higher level of resources and sustained effort to address gun violence before it occurs, which has had a positive impact on our community. As displayed in this investigation, our officers consistently demonstrate acts of bravery under extenuating circumstances. Please join me in recognizing and thanking each and every one of these officers.”

Brown was charged with carrying a concealed firearm and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.  His bond was set at $100,000.

Little was charged with carrying a concealed firearm and possession of a schedule VI controlled substance and was placed under a $6,000 bond.

Both suspects have an August 14 court date and are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Feature image courtesy of Southern Pines Police Department.

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