SAVANNAH, GA (March 25, 2015): Tuesday, Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police arrested a Cuyler-Brownsville man after a gun in his possession while committing a crime in Savannah was linked to a crime in Bryan County.

Assisted by Bryan County Sheriff’s Department, SCMPD arrested John Hunter, Jr., 19, near his Florence Street residence.

On March 10, Metro discovered a gun in Hunter’s possession during a shoplifting at Macy’s in Savannah.  Last Saturday, Metro’s Gun Unit identified that gun as one of nine reported stolen in Bryan County on March 11. Hunter was charged with theft by shoplifting, carrying a concealed weapon and possession of a firearm without a license. One week later he bonded out of jail.

Hunter now is charged with theft by receiving stolen fire arm.