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Posted: Mar 26, 2012 5:23 PM MDT Updated: Mar 26, 2012 5:28 PM MDT
By Katie Kosciolek - email
DEKALB COUNTY, GA (CBS ATLANTA) -
The DeKalb Sheriff's Office Fugitive Squad Members arrested the New Black Panther Party's Chief of Staff, Hashim Nzinga, for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Nzinga, 49, recently announced that the New Black Panther Party is placing a $10,000 reward for the capture of George Zimmerman, the shooter of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.
The DeKalb County Sheriff's Office said Nzinga was in possession of an FN Herstal 5.7x28 handgun. An investigation revealed that he pawned the gun at a Stone Mountain Pawn Shop on Rockbridge Road. According to the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office, Nzinga's convictions of felony deposit account fraud in Gwinnett County in February 2012 made this transaction illegal.
Nzinga was arrested at his probation office on West Oak Street in Lawrenceville on Monday. He was booked into the DeKalb County Jail. Bond information for Nzinga was not available.