D.L. Lee employee arrested after  allegedly pointing gun at co-worker

Charged with assault

Derron Watson

A D.L.Lee employee was charged with assault last week after reportedly pointing a handgun at the head of a co-worker.

The Alma P.D. arrested Derron Watson, 23, of Alma, after the incident on Tuesday, August 1. and he was charged with aggravated assault.

In an unrelated case, two Bacon County brothers and an orphaned teen who lived with them, have received long federal prison terms after being convicted on drug conspiracy and weapons charges.

Andres and Pedro Gonzalez, of Alma, pled guilty to five counts of conspiring to possess more than 40 grams of methamphetamine and manufacture marijuana from July, 2014 through October, 2016 in Bacon County.

The orphan, Gustavo Garcia-Marquez, 19, of Alma, pled guilty to a couple of the charges. His attorney asked for leniency in his sentencing in part because he never knew his father, and his mother died when he was only 14. The attorney also said Garcia-Marquez had “minimal involvement” with the drugs and weapons,

A U.S. District Judge sentenced Garcia-Marquez to eight years in prison, Pedro Gonzalez to 10, and Andres Gonzalez to 14. A sawed-off shotgun, and a SKS rifle loaded with 20 rounds of 7.62 mm ammunition were confiscated during the arrests. The case was investigated by the Savannah office of the ATF.

An ATF agent testified during the trial that Pedro Gonzalez had admitted to more than a decade of gang activity, and to providing armed security for the drug conspiracy.