A resident of Shenandoah Lane found more than weeds in his yard while mowing grass Monday. According to reports, the homeowner was in the process of cutting the grass in the back of his residence when he noticed something odd. Upon further inspection he found that his yard had become a dumping ground for two loaded guns and a ski mask.
According to reports from the Newton County Sheriff's Department, the homeowner found a .45 caliber High Point, containing nine rounds and a .9mm Maverick, containing four rounds, along with a black cotton ski mask.
Both weapons were run through the Georgia Crime Information Center database and did not receive any hits connecting them to crimes in Newton County. According to NCSO Lt. Bill Watterson, it is very unusual for someone to leave these weapons behind.
"There is a chance," he said, "that they have had these items in anticipation of committing crimes and were interrupted before they had the chance and dumped them."
Anyone with information about these weapons is asked to contact Investigator Jason Griffin at (678) 625-1463. All calls may remain anonymous.