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NCSO makes two arrests following discharged gun incident
Jayson Zaccary Dace
Jayson Zaccary Dace. - photo by Submitted Photo

COVINGTON, Ga. — An 18- and a 15-year-old were arrested Nov. 15 following an anonymous complaint in reference to a discharged gun.

An anonymous caller informed the Newton County Sheriff's Office of two gunshots in Fieldview Lane in Covington and watched a "grayish in color" sedan leave the area "quickly down Chandler Lane," according to the incident report. Several neighbors confirmed the call, stating they also heard two gunshots in the area.

Upon arrival, NCSO Deputy Joshua Hicks checked the area, however, he did not make contact with the vehicle, according to the report. He did find a .40-caliber shell casing in the area and collected the shell for evidence before leaving the scene.

Twenty minutes later, Hicks returned to the area and found a vehicle matching the prior description provided by the anonymous caller.  He pulled the vehicle over, and before making contact with the two occupants, the passenger attempted to leave the vehicle, according to the report. Hicks ordered the passenger was ordered to remain in the vehicle.

There was a smell of "raw marijuana coming from the vehicle," Hicks reported. "I requested additional units to start my way."

A handgun was found inside the vehicle, and Hicks secured the gun, according to the report. The serial number on the gun was checked, and dispatch showed the gun stolen from Atlanta. 

"In the driver side door of the vehicle, there was a digital scale, and in the middle console of the vehicle, there were bags of marijuana," Hicks reported. "Located on the trunk of the car, in the lip area, was a spent .40-caliber shell casing."

Jayson Zaccary Dace, 18, of Conyers was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana. He was detained on a $9,000 bond and released Nov. 18. 

The unidentified juvenile, 15, was placed under arrest at the time of the incident. The juvenile was in possession of the stolen gun, according to sheriff's Deputy Michael Gregg.