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Georgia man arrested in downtown Gainesville after reaching for gun in response to police commands; he was allegedly carrying $2650 in counterfeit bills

BY JENNIFER CABRERA

Troyzavion R Theus, 18, of Georgia, was arrested just after midnight last night after he reportedly reached for a gun in response to a command from Gainesville Police Department Officers to stop. Officers allegedly found a firearm in his waistband and 56 counterfeit $50 bills in his possession.

Officers patrolling near the Southwest Downtown Parking Garage reported that they saw Theus approaching another person “in an aggressive stance,” so they ordered him to stop. Instead, he fled toward a nearby parking lot, where officers caught up to him. Theus allegedly began reaching inside his waistband, and an officer restrained his hand when he saw a firearm in Theus’ waistband. Theus reportedly continued to resist arrest but was finally subdued on the ground.

Officers searched Theus and reportedly found a firearm in his pants leg, along with $2,650 in counterfeit $50 bills. The officer reported that Theus “does have a registered [Concealed Weapons Permit],” but charged him with possession of counterfeit bills, carrying a concealed firearm without a license, and resisting arrest without violence. Bail has not been set.

Articles about arrests are based on reports from law enforcement agencies. The charges listed are taken from the arrest report and/or court records and are only accusations. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. 

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