Deandre Harris faces new charges

SOUTHAMPTON COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- The victim of a brutal beating on Aug. 12, who is also facing a misdemeanor assault charge from that same day, now has two new charges stemming from a traffic stop in Southampton County.

According to Major G.H. Drewery with the Southampton Sheriff's Office, Deandre Harris was pulled over for speeding at around 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

Drewery said the officer detected the odor of what he believed to be marijuana and subsequently searched the vehicle Harris was driving. In addition to a small quantity of marijuana, the officer found a loaded AR-15 rifle under a coat on the back seat.

Harris is facing a misdemeanor concealed weapon charge and a second misdemeanor charge for transporting a loaded weapon. Drewery said he will not be charged for the marijuana.

An attorney for Harris did not return a call requesting comment. No court date has been set.

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