Friday, March 9, 2012

It Takes A Village...

Residents in the Hopkins Park area helped police apprehend two Greenville teens Thursday after shots were fired near a playground occupied by children and families.

Shots rang out about 6:40 p.m. in the 1800 block of Hopkins Drive while children played on the playground equipment nearby. Officer A.C. Pool was in the area, heard the shots and responded.

Several residents near the playground pointed to a vehicle leaving the area and told Pool occupants in the car had been shooting a gun

The vehicle attempted to leave the area at a high rate of speed, pursued by Officer Pool.  Two men jumped out and ran when Pool stopped the vehicle.

Cpl. R. Oxendine, who also was responding to the area, joined in the foot chase and captured one suspect.

Jaquan Lane, 17, was found to be in possession of .22-caliber ammunition when he was captured, the release said.

Deon Daniels, 16, a second suspect, was tackled and held for police by a group of parents as he ran back through the housing area.

Following the capture of Lane and Daniels, officer N. Lather conducted a search with his police dog and located a .22-caliber revolver and one of Lane’s shoes, which was lost in the chase.

Lane was charged with carrying a concealed weapon; resist, obstruct and delay of an officer; and possession of a weapon by a minor. He was jailed under a $5,000 secured bond.

Daniels was arrested and charged with resist, obstruct and delay of an officer. He was jailed under a $500 secured bond.

The officers and the community working together....It really does take a village to fight crime.

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