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Mosheim Man Arrested In Jan. Gunfire Incident

Originally published: 2013-02-11 10:39:09
Last modified: 2013-02-11 11:18:44



A Mosheim man was arrested early today by Greeneville police and charged with a felony count of reckless endangerment in connection with a Jan. 12 gunfire incident at the Greeneville Terrace Apartments.

Forrest Font, 24, of 140 Main St., was also charged with possession of a deadly weapon and evading arrest, Officer Billy Christy said in a report.

Font had been sought for questioning since the gunfire incident.

Police responded to an apartment in the complex the night of Jan. 12. An apartment occupant said she heard someone "beating at her door, then she heard the shots," an earlier report said.

Children were inside the apartment, and the victim took them upstairs when she heard gunfire, the report said.

After the gunfire incident, Font was found walking on Andrew Johnson Highway, and attempted to run away when officers pulled up to him "and told him to show his hands," Christy said in the report.

As he ran, Font allegedly threw a .40 caliber handgun into a ditch on Fairgrounds Circle, the report said.

Font allegedly went to the apartment with another man, and the occupants would not answer the door. At that point, Font allegedly fired 12 rounds from a .40 caliber handgun, the report said.

"At least four slugs were recovered from the ground approximately 1.5 feet from the apartment wall under the window. It is unknown what direction the other rounds were fired in," the report said.

The area the shots were fired "is heavily occupied apartments," the report said.

The man who allegedly accompanied Font, 20-year-old Quanardel Wells, was later charged with aggravated assault, weapons law violations and felony possession of a Schedule II drug.

His case is pending. He is being held in the Greene County Detention Center.

Font's alleged actions "put the lives of all apartment occupants in danger of serious bodily injury or death," the report said.

Font was being held on $16,000 bond pending a first scheduled court appearance today in General Sessions Court.

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