The Commerce Police Department confiscated a gun and arrested four people following a fight Sunday night in the vicinity of the Boys and Girls Club.
According to the incident report, responding to the report of a fight in which guns were fired, police turned up by the Boys and Girls Club on Ridgeway Street and found only females, one of whom pointed to a nearby basketball court and told police “they are going to shoot each other down there.”
The police saw Brandon Stewart Mason, 20, of 116 Pine Street, Commerce, standing, and Stepfon Marice Faulkner, 22, of 724 Jim David Road, Nicholson, driving away. The report said Faulkner refused to stop, so police gave chase and made a “felony stop” with guns drawn on the vehicle.
Then one officer went to Mason’s residence, where he found Mason in his vehicle and removed him at gunpoint as well.
The officers determined that Mason and Faulkner had exchanged shots. They recovered a .9 mm. pistol from Mason’s residence, along with ammunition; they did not find a gun on Faulkner, but did recover a holster.
They charged Faulkner with driving under the influence (DUI), reckless conduct and terroristic acts and threats. Police charged Mason with discharging a firearm in the city.
Two passengers in Faulkner’s car, William Van Tabor, 24, 1210 Hwy. 63, Commerce; and Stacy Latoya Holder, 24, 174 Sir Scott Road, Athens, were charged with public drunkenness, while Holder was also cited for giving false information to police.
For the full list of arrests made during the past week, see the July 30 edition of The Commerce News.