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Former Alpharetta Cop Faces Charges of Selling Firearms to Felon

Craig Garner has been charged with two counts of party to a crime in connection to selling firearms to a convicted felon.

Craig Allen Garner, 54, of Dawson County has been charged with two counts of party to a crime in relation to the sale of firearms to a convicted felon. Credit: Forsyth County Sheriff's Office
Craig Allen Garner, 54, of Dawson County has been charged with two counts of party to a crime in relation to the sale of firearms to a convicted felon. Credit: Forsyth County Sheriff's Office

A former officer with the Alpharetta Police Department has found himself on the other side of the law.

The Forsyth County Sheriff's Office has charged Craig Allen Garner, 54, with two counts of party to a crime in connection to selling firearms to a convicted felon, the agency said Friday afternoon in a press release. 

Garner, who lives in Dawson County, turned himself in just after 7:30 a.m. Friday to the Forsyth County Detention Center. He was released Friday afternoon after posting a $22,220 bond.

Cumming resident Michael Cummings, 44, has also been charged with two counts of possession of a firearm by convicted felon and one count of criminal solicitation. He is being detained without bond due to his probation requirements stemming from another county. 

Alpharetta Department of Public Safety spokesman George Gordon said the agency can't discuss the specifics of the case, but noted that as of Thursday, Garner was not an employee of the city.

"At this time we believe the behaviors which led to his arrest occurred solely while he was in an off-duty capacity," he added.

Garner had been employed with Alpharetta for 23 years, Gordon said. 

The agency had been notified by Forsyth County in relation to their investigation, and Gordon said "we are grateful for their courtesy and of course we will cooperate with them fully. "

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erie March 10, 2014 at 06:51 AM
This becomes the tangled web we weave, especially when first we practice to deceive. ANSWERIt means if you tell lies you'd better have a really good memory.
janh999 March 10, 2014 at 07:47 AM
Is it just me or is there an awful lot of "cops gone bad" stories hitting the airwaves lately. Seems like there's one a week.

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