Man Charged With Having Shotgun In Park

A Jacksonville man is facing charges after police say he was in a park with a shotgun Tuesday.

Officers were called to the 800 block of River Street about 12:40 p.m.

They say 20-year-old Kendrick Powdrill had left his home carrying the gun. Police report he walked through Mill Creek Green park with the weapon. He was taken into custody without incident.

Powdrill was charged with being armed to the terror of the public and possession of a firearm in a city park.


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  • by Native Location: Grantsboro on Jan 25, 2012 at 10:49 AM
    Anyone that has a problem with another citizen exercising their right to BEAR their firearms, is a part of the problem. Wish more folks would openly carry their firearms.
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      by Formerly O.L.I. on Jan 25, 2012 at 03:53 PM in reply to Native
      If playgrounds and parks are going to be open to armed people, openly displaying, then those playgrounds and parks aren't for children, anymore. My son is grown, but I would definitely NOT visit a place like that dangerous with a small child. I am pro-protection, however.
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        by JusticeForAll on Jan 26, 2012 at 05:37 PM in reply to Formerly O.L.I.
        So, I guess you wouldn't want your kid visiting a police station or a military base, with all those evil guns everywhere, in the hands of people who are actually TRAINED to use them to their maximum effectiveness. There are nearly 230,000 people in NC with valid Concealed Handgun Permits, and many of them carry EVERY DAY--in your grocery stores, in your WalMarts, on your highways, and in restaurants. The only way to NOT have your child somewhere where there aren't guns is to lock them in their bedroom 24/7. Wake up, "Formerly O.L.I." NC is a well-armed state, and there are literally tens of thousands of law-abiding citizens carrying firearms around EVERY DAY, interacting with you, and you don't even know about it--because they are LAW ABIDING citizens...
  • by Anonymous on Jan 25, 2012 at 03:49 AM
    I don't think quoting "the right to bare arms" means it's okay for any and everyone and go buy a weapon and start march up and down the street with it.....unless we were being invaded by another country. USE SOME COMMON SENSE PEOPLE!
  • by Anonymous Location: what laws on Jan 24, 2012 at 10:45 PM
    Since when do LE employees pay any attention to the laws in Onslow County. Like the Marines, they make rules at their convenience.
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      by 250 on Jan 25, 2012 at 03:20 AM in reply to
      Back in the Corps as an NCO 80's I learned one thing and this may tie into Justice for all's post and others. The UCMJ says this is it. An Airwing commander can make his ruling more stringent. BUT can not make it less. I believe it's the same for local entities. State says ______ A county can say NO we want it "more strict". A city within the county can rule that it will be more strict. Period. Onlow has open burn Jax says NO. In NJ during hunting season it was common to see hunters walking along roads. If shotgun was across the chest pointed at the lanes it was an offense. The weapons had to be broken or city police could fine them. So could wildlife officers. Another ex. Discharge in city limit. Did this man have rounds chambered. As of now we do not know the finer points.
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        by Native on Jan 25, 2012 at 10:46 AM in reply to 250
        God love you 250 but this aint NJ!
  • by Anonymous on Jan 24, 2012 at 07:39 PM
    Na, You are wrong, you can have a gun in a state park, that became law dec 10th 2011, look up hb650.
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      by Anonymous on Jan 25, 2012 at 03:54 AM in reply to
      It was a city park, guess what it's illegal.
  • by Chris Location: Washington on Jan 24, 2012 at 07:28 PM
    Seriously, whether he was up to no good or not, I hope he gets a good lawyer. The right to keep and bear arms shal NOT be infringed. Thats all the right he needs. Any law prohibiting firearmss is AGAINST our Constitutional rights. Plain and Simple.
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      by Native on Jan 25, 2012 at 10:45 AM in reply to Chris
      Exactly! Good post my friend.
  • by Elmer Fudd on Jan 24, 2012 at 06:21 PM
    A man can't even go wabbit huntin. Yall don't know what it be like.
  • by pete Location: grifton on Jan 24, 2012 at 05:44 PM
    The 2004 law that bars a felon from owning a firearm is unconstitutional a violation of the 9th amendment to the U.S constitution & 10th amendment to the N.C constitution.the N.C legislature committed felonies violating title 18 section 241 of the U.S Constitution.look up U.S vs Essick 4th circuit court of appeals 1991 Greensboro judge K.K Hall it's also call passing an Ex-post-facto law or retroactive law,even Russia &Iran have laws prohibiting this in their Constitutions.also Britt vs state of N.C but the N.C supreme court said it only applied in Mr. Britt's case.funny a law written in circa 1776 only applied to a man born over 150 years later.now you know.plus it violates the 2nd,3rd,4th,5th,6th,7th,8th and 14th amendment to the U.S Constitution.
  • by slap him Location: kinston on Jan 24, 2012 at 05:28 PM
    The expression on his face says it all. Notice how he is looking down his nose at the camera.
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      by 250 on Jan 25, 2012 at 03:09 AM in reply to slap him
      Street Creds
  • by t Location: enc on Jan 24, 2012 at 05:28 PM
    I carry ( concealed) in state parks all the time. My kids and I go for miles on trails and a weapon is needed for protection from undesirables who would try to prey on families. This guy may or may not have been up to no good but he should get a lawyer and beat this. Every time I put my boat in a a certain cities park to get on the river I have a gun the police are only minutes away when seconds count
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      by Petey Pirate on Jan 24, 2012 at 07:01 PM in reply to t
      Amen! Good post.
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      by Anonymous on Jan 25, 2012 at 03:44 AM in reply to t
      Glad I don't use the same parks as you do.....I've never felt that intimidated where I go. And yes I am a gun owner but don't feel the need to "strap it on" everywhere I go.
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        by JusticeForAll on Jan 26, 2012 at 05:31 PM in reply to
        IT must be nice to be psychic, and to be able to see the future, so you know when a criminal will strike and when they won't. I wish I had that ability. But I don't so I carry all the time, everywhere I go. Good luck with that tactic, "Anonymous". I'm sure that the thugs and criminals will send you an email before they decie to mug you, so you can be prepared on that day...
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      by Native on Jan 25, 2012 at 10:43 AM in reply to t
      Completely agree "t". Dont listen to the morons.
  • by JusticeForAll on Jan 24, 2012 at 04:08 PM
    "Going Armed to the Terror of the Public" is a "crime of intent". Unless this man had stated SPECIFICALLY that he was carrying a gun with the INTENT of causing terror or fear in a specific person, this violation DOES NOT apply to the lawful open carry of a firearm. Also, since December 1 it has been 100% legal to carry a firearm in a public park in NC, with the exception of "recreational areas" like ball fields and sporting events if the municipality has an ordinance that prohibits it. I hope this guy gets a good lawyer. JPD is WAY over the line here, and the Jacksonville ordinance prohibiting carry of a firearm in their parks is arguably not even legal under current NC law...
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      by Mike on Jan 24, 2012 at 04:42 PM in reply to JusticeForAll
      Dude it caused enough terror to flood the 911 call bank. ANY man walking the streets of JAX with a shot gun is not exactly a common sight here bouts.
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      by Get Smart! on Jan 24, 2012 at 05:13 PM in reply to JusticeForAll
      With everything you just said this guy will play dumb(as they always do)and there will be no justice for all.Thanks dude!
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      by Anonymous on Jan 25, 2012 at 04:37 AM in reply to JusticeForAll
      You think just maybe one of the 911 callers was in fear of this idiot walking down the street with a shotgun. Look up the incident a few months ago in Hubert or Swansboro. And your other point of lawful open carry. Possibly he was doing something unlawful. Lastly Jacksonville has passed an ordinance making it unlawful to carry a weapon in a city park. Until someone gets the ordinance overturned it is still a legal and valid ordinance. JPD did a great job as no one wound up in the hospital or worse yet morgue.
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