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Police: Man arrested after accidentally shooting himself

By Kelsey Cochran

kcochran@henryherald.com

McDONOUGH — A convicted felon wound up back behind bars this week after police said he accidentally shot himself.

Michael Shannon Webb, 36, of Edgewater Way in McDonough is charged with possession of a firearm by a felon.

According to the arrest warrant, Webb told authorities he was cleaning his girlfriend’s .40-caliber pistol on Monday and accidentally shot himself in the left hand.

Webb was convicted of burglary in 2003 and was sentenced to two years’ probation.

He was released on bond and the case was reset to March 21.

Also in court Thursday:

• Two people were arrested after police said they found more than a pound of marijuana in their car.

Judith Moore, 21, of Scottdale and Kevin Murchison, 38, of Lithonia were arrested Wednesday after a traffic stop on Bill Gardner Parkway in Locust Grove.

The vehicle, driven by Murchison, was stopped for speeding and a lane violation. According to their arrest warrants, a probable cause search of the car revealed 17.39 ounces of marijuana in the trunk. Moore allegedly was found to have 35 grams of marijuana in her pants, and police said Murchison had 2 grams of cocaine in his pocket.

Murchison also gave police a false name and date of birth, the warrant said.

Moore was charged with violating the Georgia Controlled Substance Act, and her bond was set at $5,000. Her case was reset to March 21 to allow time for her to hire an attorney.

Murchison was charged with violating the Georgia Controlled Substance Act, possession of cocaine, providing a false name and obstructing or hindering law enforcement officers. His bond was set at $10,000 and the case was bound over to Henry County Superior Court.