COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - A Columbus State University student was arrested Thursday and charged with a felony after an investigation determined he was on campus with a BB gun that looked like a real weapon.
CSU Chief of Police Rus Drew said the gun looked so real that it could've created a dangerous situation if police arrived while he was holding it.
The initial 911 call that led to Thursday's arrest came just after 11:30 a.m. Wednesday when a witness called 911 to report a dispute in the CSU parking garage between a woman and a man with a gun.
CSU Police officers responded to the main campus garage and identified 20-year-old Jevan Anthony Billinger as the person reported to have had the gun.
As officers conducted their initial investigation, they determined Billinger was having a dispute with his girlfriend, who is also a CSU student. The dispute was reported to have originated at a gas station off campus.
The woman told police that once they were on campus, Billinger opened the glove box to his car, and she saw a black and silver handgun. She reported that as the dispute continued, Billinger removed the gun from the car, prompting her to call 911. The female stated that Billinger threatened her if she did not get off the phone.
"It would have created a very dangerous situation for him and the responding officers," Chief Drew said.