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20-year old man arrested for having a loaded 9mm weapon at Spotsy Towne Centre

by | Jul 25, 2023 | Police and Fire

From the Spotsylvania Sheriff’s Office:

Deputies responded to the Spotsylvania Towne Center on 07/23/2023 around 3PM after a security guard witnessed an individual drop a firearm on the floor of a business inside the mall.

The young male quickly picked up the firearm off the floor and concealed it as if no one noticed.  Responding deputies quickly arrived and detained the individual near the food court.  A loaded 9mm firearm was located in his front pants pocket.

Thomas Ballard, twenty-year-old male of Spotsylvania was arrested by deputies for carrying a concealed weapon, shoplifting, and possession of marijuana while under 21.  During the arrest of Mr. Ballard, an item taken from another business in the mall without paying was located in his book bag.

Ballard was incarcerated at the Rappahannock Regional Jail under a $2500 bond.

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