|Guns involved in several incidents|
|The Press - News|
|Written by Jim McGauley|
|Thursday, 28 June 2012 14:48|
County deputies responded to a rash of incidents the past week, all but one of them in south Macclenny, in which guns were either fired or pointed at another person.
No one was injured and there were no arrests.
A warrant was issued for Martius Holland, 29, of Macclenny for allegedly discharging a pistol several times into the ground during a confrontation on MLK Dr. the afternoon with Ricky Tisdale, 30, also of Macclenny.
Mr. Tisdale told Deputy Jacob Satterwhite he was at his father’s residence when approached by the suspect seeking a fight. Witness Johnnie Hollings of Macclenny said at one point Mr. Holland took a pistol from Dontay Johnson and fired it several times into the ground, threatening to kill Mr. Tisdale.One witness said shots may have been fired in the air, and another estimated 45-50 children were in a nearby crowd gathered to witness the fight.
The suspect and Mr. Johnson then drove off in a 2002 blue Nissan, possibly to the Lake City area. The deputy speculated it was the same vehicle that several males were in the previous evening on Gilford Davis Rd. west of Glen St. Mary during an incident where shots were fired.
In two other incidents a half hour apart the evening of June 22, the same man accused of striking a 16-yaer-old boy on the head with a pistol on Dolphin St. in Sanderson was among three men who claimed they were shot at near MLK Dr.
Michael Jones, 38, of Glen was named in a complaint for aggravated battery with a deadly weapon for striking the youth, causing a minor laceration. The allegation was made by the boy’s mother.
About 9 pm, Mr. Jones, Carmus Shaw, 31, of Sanderson and a 16-year-old said they were in a vehicle when Chester Hadley, 24, of Macclenny shot at them from a gray vehicle.
Mr. Shaw was allegedly with Mr. Jones during the Sanderson incident, according to the report by Deputy Chris Walker.
• Norma Soto, 47, of Macclenny was named in a complaint for aggravated assault for allegedly pointing a pistol at Issac Tisdale, 34, during a confrontation on Sycamore St. the evening of June 21.
A complaint for battery was filed by Deputy Johnny Hodges against Mr. Tisdale for attacking Ms. Soto during an altercation that began about 6:30 over children trespassing on his property.
• Deputy Robert Aberly filed a felony battery complaint against Stephanie McDowell, 22, of Glen following a fight between her and Heidi Jones, 25, of Macclenny in the parking lot of McDonald’s early on June 23.
The combatants told the officer conflicting versions of events just before 2 am when Ms. McDowell allegedly confronted Ms. Jones while she talked with the former’s husband.
Ms. Jones was named in a complaint for battery.