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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

JCPD News Release - Poss of Firearm by Convicted Felon

JCPD NEWS RELEASE

 

SUBJECT:

Felony Arrest

DATE:

07-16-14

TIME:

5:30 a.m.

PREPARED BY:

Officer Mark Williams

APPROVED BY:

 Lt. Billy Church

 

 

     On 7-16-14, at approximately 1:23 a.m., officers of the Johnson City Police Department were dispatched to a report of two suspicious males in the area of Numan’s, 225 E. Main St.  The 911 caller reported that the two men were checking door handles, looking for unlocked vehicles.  The caller also reported that the males left the Jobe St. parking lot in a red SUV and a gunshot was fired from the vehicle as they left.  Responding officers made contact with the vehicle as it entered W. State of Franklin Road from the parking lot.  A traffic stop was conducted and subsequently, a firearm was recovered from the vehicle by police.  A fired shell casing was recovered from the scene and was of the same caliber of the firearm found inside the vehicle.  At this time, there were no reported injuries resulting from this incident. 

     At the conclusion of the investigation, officers arrested 22 year old Dylan Coty Torrance of 3657 Oakland Ln., Gainesville, GA.  Mr. Torrance was charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, reckless endangerment and public intoxication.  He was transported to the Washington County Detention Center in lieu of a $20,500 dollar bond.  An arraignment has been scheduled for 7-17-14 at 1:30 p.m. in Washington County General Sessions Court.

 

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