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Man arrested for having gun, fake credentials

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BRUNSWICK COUNTY -- A Brunswick County man who brought a gun onto Shallotte Middle School grounds is behind bars Friday. When Perritt Alford picked up his child from school on Wednesday a student noticed a gun on his belt. The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office was notified and agents arrested him yesterday on the school's campus. Agents searched Alford's house and found several fraudulent US Marshal and police badges, IDs, and other items. Alford is not a US Marshal and has not been a police officer since 1992. Brunswick County Sheriff Ron Hewett said, "I, myself, as sheriff of the county, my credentials are not as authentic looking as them and they're very good. They were reproduced very well and they appear to be well made and well founded and very credible but in fact they were non-credible." Hewett says he doesn't know what Alford was doing with the fake credentials. Alford is in Brunswick County jail under $30,000 bond.

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