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Blythe Woman Surrenders Boyfriend’s Illegal Gun

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What’s worse than having a girlfriend who turns in your shotgun to the cops? A girlfriend who turns your gun into the cops and gets you arrested for it!

Sammy “Dennis” Odom, 38, of Hephzibah, was arrested Wednesday morning for possession of an illegal weapon.

Odom’s girlfriend (or, should we suggest “ex-girlfriend”) called sheriff’s Sgt. Randy Hayes and asked him to meet her at a location in Blythe. That’s where she handed the sergeant a 12-gauge shotgun, saying her live-in boyfriend had the weapon at her house and “she did not want it in her house,” a sheriff’s report says.

Sgt. Hayes measured the barrell of the gun and found that it was short of the 18 inches in length as required by law, the report says. So he contacted an officer with the ATF, leading to Odom’s arrest.

He was released Wednesday after posting a $7,900 bond.

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Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh is an award-winning crime reporter in the Augusta-Aiken area with experience writing for The Augusta Chronicle, The Augusta Press and serving as publisher of The Jail Report. Rickabaugh is a 1994 graduate of the University of South Carolina and has appeared on several crime documentaries on the Investigation Discovery channel.

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