Police arrest 5 men, juvenile at Fulton park

Police arrest 5 men, juvenile at Fulton park

Fulton police have received numerous disturbance complaints so far this year in the city’s Benny Gordon Park. They have included drinking in public, littering, public disturbances, fights, gun complaints and one assault with a knife, according to Fulton Assistant Police Chief and public information officer Jere Hughes. Over Memorial Day weekend, a police check of a group of individuals by a pavilion in the park on Martin Luther King Drive in Fulton resulted in several arrests for drug charges. According to the Fulton Police Department, those charged include Clarence L. Cobb, 22, of 113 Craig St., South Fulton, for possession of marijuana; Josh T. Burton, 22, of 201 Mears St., Fulton, for possession of marijuana; Keith A. Burton, 21, of 407 Wells Ave., Fulton, for possession of marijuana; Dominique D. Harris, 19, of 211 Seventh St., Fulton, for possession of marijuana; Donald R. Dickerson, 20, of 220 West Wade St., South Fulton, for possession of marijuana and failure to appear; and a juvenile whose age and hometown have not been disclosed by police, also for possession of marijuana. Hughes said officers with the Fulton Police Department checked the group of five black males and one juvenile shortly after 11 p.m. Sunday, noting that besides the group, the park was unoccupied and was void of vehicles. Officers discovered that one of the adults had an active warrant on file in Fulton County, Ky. While this suspect was being placed under arrest, officers discovered a bag of marijuana and a handgun lying in plain view where the group allegedly had been observed and an additional search by police revealed an additional handgun in a bag, Hughes reported today. None of the adults or the juvenile admitted to possession of the drug or the handguns, according to police, who reported that all of the individuals were placed under arrest. Area units of the Kentucky State Police responded to a call of assistance and aided Fulton police officers in clearing the scene and transporting those charged to the police department. “It is our department’s goal to provide an environment in all our city’s parks for the community to utilize in safety,” Hughes added. Published in The Messenger 5.29.08

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