The Jefferson Police Department has identified two suspects from the incident. According to the department’s press release, officers and Greene County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to numerous calls of gunshots in the 100 block of South Pinet Street just before 9:30pm.
Investigators learned that a female received a ride from Coon Rapids to Jefferson from two males. The female was being dropped off at 507 West Lincoln Way. A verbal argument ensued between the two men and subjects from a group of people. The male passenger in the vehicle then pointed a firearm at two of the subjects in the group. A male from the group then punched and broke out the passenger side window of the vehicle.
The male who pointed the firearm shot five rounds into the air. The vehicle fled southbound on South Walnut Street. As the vehicle was approaching the intersection of South Pinet and Harrison streets, the male suspect fired five additional rounds back toward the group. No one was hit by the rounds, but a parked vehicle in the area had both drivers’ side tires flattened.
Officers then attempted to locate the suspect’s vehicle and interviewed witnesses. Officers removed ten spent 9-mm rounds and other evidence from the crime scene. Investigators also found out from the Coon Rapids Police Department that there was a report of a stolen 9-mm handgun in Coon Rapids, shortly before the incident in Jefferson occured.
Jefferson Police have requested arrest warrants for 19-year-olds Jake Allen Cretsinger and Adam James Stilson, both of Waukee. Each face charges of a Class C Felony for intimidation with a dangerous weapon, aggravated misdemeanors for first degree harassment, reckless use of a firearm and third degree criminal mischief and a simple misdemeanor for disorderly conduct.
Once the warrants are issued and the suspects are apprehended, they will be booked into the Greene County jail.
Raccoon Valley Radio will bring you more information as it becomes official.