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KPD finds pot, cash after suspect allegedly shot at car three days earlier

May 6th, 2014 4:41 pm by Nick Shepherd

KPD finds pot, cash after suspect allegedly shot at car three days earlier

Brandon Salomon

KINGSPORT — Close to a pound of a marijuana was found, along with cash and guns, in a Kingsport man's apartment after he was arrested for shooting at a vehicle three days before, according to Kingsport Police.

Police responded to a report of shots fired on May 2 at an apartment complex near the intersection of McCoy Street and Virginia Street. Witnesses reported seeing a gold car with two males and a female inside leaving the area at the time. Four shell casings from a 9mm handgun were found in the roadway.

As the investigation continued, officers developed Brandon Salomon, 23, 1353 East Sevier Ave., Kingsport, as the suspect in the shooting. Salomon allegedly had gone to the residence to retrieve a license plate that was still on a vehicle he had sold to a female resident. When the resident caught him in the act of removing the tag, she confronted him, according to a news release.

The female entered the vehicle and drove away. Salomon fired several shots at the vehicle, striking the car at least once, according to the press release. An arrest warrant was obtained and Salomon was arrested on May 5 without incident.

A search of his residence turned up three-fourths of a pound of marijuana, more than $600 in cash, a loaded SKS 7.62x39 mm caliber rifle and various items commonly used to distribute drugs, the release stated. The 9mm handgun that was used in the shooting was found in an unrelated traffic stop in Washington County.

Salomon is charged with aggravated assault, felony reckless endangerment, possession of over one-half ounce of a Schedule VI drug within 1,000 feet of a city park, maintaining a dwelling where narcotics are used, stored or sold and possession of unlawful drug paraphernalia. 

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