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COLUMBUS STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE GUN WIELDING SUSPECT INDICTED FOR INDUCING PANIC

Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “The actions of the defendant by pulling a gun in an academic building caused Columbus State Community College to lock down the campus and cancel classes for the rest of the day.”  Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced that Deandre Kenterrious Lamarion McClarin, age 18, was indicted by the Franklin County Grand Jury for one count Inducing Panic with Specification (F-4), one count Having Weapons While Under Disability (F-3), one count Illegal Conveyance or Possession of a Deadly Weapon or Dangerous Ordnance in a School Safety Zone (F-5), and one count Aggravated Menacing (M-1), for a total of four counts.  There is one count of Having Weapons While Under Disability in this indictment as McClarin was adjudicated a delinquent child of two counts of Robbery on November 5th, 2013, in Thomas County, Georgia.   McClarin’s girlfriend Emilee Ileene Hall, age 19, has also been indicted for one count Obstructing Justice (F-5) in connection to this incident.  Mid-morning on March 8, 2017, police were dispatched to the Center for Technology and Learning building at CSCC on a report of a male who pulled a gun on another individual.  Campus police immediately issued emergency alerts via text, email, and phone.  Police began to evacuate students and faculty from the building, and shortly thereafter all campus classes were cancelled for the rest of the day.  “It is alleged that during the altercation, McClarin pulled out a gun and threatened a student at CSCC.  McClarin is not a student at CSCC, but McClarin’s girlfriend Emilee Hall is in the same class with the student McClarin threatened,” O’Brien stated.  “Not knowing the specifics behind the campus alert, there were students and staff members barricading themselves in classrooms campus wide as they awaited an all clear,” O’Brien further stated.  McClarin was identified as the suspect and was arrested the following day at the Extended Stay America located at 450 Metro Place N. in Dublin. 

            In addition to today’s indictment, McClarin was indicted last week (case number 2017CR1555) for Aggravated Possession of Drugs and Possession of L.S.D.  On November 2, 2016, an officer monitoring surveillance at Tuttle Crossing shopping mall observed McClarin acting suspiciously and then leaving the mall at a high rate of speed.  Shortly thereafter, a traffic stop was initiated on McClarin and police found Hydrocodone, L.S.D., mushrooms, and THC in the car along with a large amount of cash.

            O’Brien commended Tuttle Mall Security, CSCC Campus Police, the Columbus Police Department, Dublin Police, Shawnee Hills Police Department, FBI, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office and the Delaware County Sheriff Office for their assistance, investigation, and rapid apprehension of McClarin in these cases.  Arraignment for McClarin on in his drug case is set for today, Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 1:30 pm in courtroom 2B at 345 S. High Street in downtown Columbus.  Arraignment for the CSCC case is set for Friday, March 24th at 1:30 pm in the same location.

Posted: 03/22/2017 | Defendant: Deandre Kenterrious Lamarion McClarin

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