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LPD makes several gun-related arrests with temporary police unit

All of the guns seized by LPD from May 30 to June 8 (LPD).

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) -- The Lynchburg Police Department Wednesday announced they created a temporary unit to address areas of concern in the area.

The unit, called SIRT (Special Investigations Response Team), used data obtained through intelligence led police efforts, community collaboration and citizen concerns to make a number of arrests from May 30 to June 8.

Officials made several notable arrests during that time. They are as follows:

  • Police arrested Davante Rashad Farmer, 24, of Lynchburg was arrested for possession of a stolen firearm on the 1200 block of Rivermont Avenue.
  • Sammie Lee Jones III, 33, of Lynchburg, was arrested for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of ammunition by a convicted felon and possession of a stolen firearm on the 400-block of Walnut Street.
  • Police also seized a third firearm during an incident that is still under investigation.

Additionally, on June 7, police arrested Marquise Jarvon Davis of Lynchburg was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, distribution of drugs within 1000' of a school, and obstruction of justice.

Police also recovered 6 handguns stolen during a burglary in the 1200-block of Early Street on June 7, which is still under investigation.


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