The Office of State Attorney Glenn Hess announces that on January 24, 2020, a Bay County jury found Quentin Darryl Grubbs a/k/a Quentin Ladarius Grubbs guilty as charged of being a Felon Possessing a Firearm, a second degree felony.
Evidence presented by the State at trial proved that on March 24, 2019, the Defendant was a passenger in a vehicle with only one headlight and a traffic stop was conducted. Ofc. Luis Hernandez and Ofc. Teddy Stalnaker with the Panama City Police Department both smelled the odor of marijuana after making contact with the occupants. The Defendant initially refused to exit the vehicle and pulled away from officers. He was handcuffed and searched. Ofc. Hernandez located a holstered and loaded .357 Ruger firearm underneath the Defendant’s hoodie.
A test fire was completed by Inv. Shawn Muguadog at the Panama City Police Department proving that the firearm was operational.
The State entered into evidence 12 certified felony convictions from Bay County Circuit Court. Deputy Phillip Thorne with the Bay County Sheriff’s Department performed print comparisons proving that the convictions belonged to the Defendant.
The Defendant was sentenced to the maximum penalty by Circuit Judge Ana Maria Garcia for a total of 15 years prison with a 3 year minimum mandatory.
This case was prosecuted by Assistant State Attorneys Barbara Beasley and Ian Gray.