Police arrested three teenagers and one of their parents Thursday after they allegedly exchanged gunfire outside of a Cato Road residence in a drug-related incident.
Jeffery Davidson, 49, faces a felony marijuana possession and a crooks with guns charge, after police said they found two shotguns, one handgun and three marijuana plants inside the residence.
Davidson’s 16-year-old son, who was on probation at the time of Thursday’s incident, was charged in Juvenile Court with manufacturing marijuana, unlawful weapon possession and possession of drug paraphernalia. The teen was on probation at the time of his arrest.
Police charged 18-year-old Gary Chance Bissinger with manufacturing marijuana and aggravated burglary. A 17-year-old acquaintance of Bissinger’s was also charged in Juvenile Court with burglary.
According to Metro police, Bissinger told officers he took two marijuana plants last month from the residence where a home-schooled 16-year-old was growing them. Bissinger allegedly told police he and his 17-year-old friend went to the home around 11 a.m. Thursday after receiving threatening text messages to return the marijuana.
Davidson told police he and his son hid in a bedroom after Bissinger and his friend kicked in the front door. Later, as Bissinger and his friend left, police believe Bissinger fired two shots at the house, prompting Davidson to allegedly fire a shot in return from a .40-caliber handgun.
No one was injured from the shots.
Officers later found Bissinger and the 17-year-old at Bissinger’s home on Douglas Road. There, police said they found a .22-caliber handgun and three marijuana plants in a nearby field.