NWGA Scanner | June 28th, 2021

Lindale teen steals gun, vehicle during burglary then goes on crime spree in Floyd County

According to a Floyd County Police Department incident report, on June 6th, 2021, at around 3:46 AM, Officer Puckett and Officer Masciovecchio were dispatched to Wilshire Road in reference to a report of shots fired, with a bullet coming through the complainant’s window. Officer Masciovecchio reported, “Prior to arriving, [I] observed a group of people in front of the Citgo gas station at 1402 Kingston Highway. The subjects appeared to separate and walk toward a vehicle when they saw my patrol vehicle.” The complainant showed the officer the damage to his house. The bullet hole in his window was consistent with someone firing the round from the area of the Citgo gas station. According to the report, “Prior to heading to the gas station, a black SUV exited the parking lot at a speed higher than normal, squealing the tires, in a manner that leads me to believe it was trying to escape. The vehicle headed westbound toward the city limits, and the officer immediately gave the information to dispatch in order to have other units in the area attempt to stop the vehicle.” The Citgo clerk said that the male driving the vehicle, later identified as Hunter Reed, 19, of Lindale, was at the store with a gun and told her that he stole the gun along with the vehicle from his girlfriend’s family. The clerk said that she saw the gun and that he did shoot it. Rome Police Department stopped the Hunter near the bowling alley on Riverbend Drive. The clerk stated that Hunter drove around the gas station and was firing the gun out the window in all different directions. The clerk also stated that Hunter comes around the store a lot, and she had never seen him in this state and believed he was under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The complainant stated that he wanted to press charges because he has three children in the house. The complainant also stated that the window the bullet came through was right above the bed where his 1-year-old was sleeping. Sgt. Ward spoke with the resident on Bert Road, where Hunter stated he stole the firearm from. The resident was not at the location. He stated that Hunter did not have permission to enter his residence and did not have permission to have his firearm. Hunter was transported to Floyd County Jail by RPD Officer Young charged with reckless conduct x5, felony theft by taking, first-degree burglary, discharging a firearm under the influence of alcohol or drugs, discharging a firearm near a public Street, driving without insurance, obstruction of law enforcement, four counts of terroristic threats and acts, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, underage possession of alcohol, open container, DUI, and theft by taking a motor vehicle.