Toccoa man fires gun near basketball court, arrested

A Toccoa man was taken into custody after a citizen heard gunshots and called 911.

According to Toccoa Police Chief Jimmy Mize, on Sunday, July 8, officers responded to a call about a male subject walking in the area of Broad and Whitman Streets with a gun, discharging shots.

On scene, officers located the suspect, identified as Jaddon Maxwell, 19, on the basketball court at Whitman Street Park, in possession of a stolen gun.

Mize told WNEG News, that while officers were speaking with Maxwell, he decided to run from them.

After a short chase, officers were able to apprehend Maxwell and bring him into custody without injury.

Located at the scene were a stolen handgun from South Carolina, a sock containing several rounds of ammunition, and on Maxwell’s person officers found some narcotics and marijuana.

Maxwell is charged with: theft by receiving stolen property; possession of a firearm in the commission of a crime; possession of a schedule IV controlled substance; possession of marijuana; carrying a concealed weapon; carrying a weapon within a school safety zone; and obstruction of an officer.

The Georgia State Patrol also heard the call and responded to the area for assistance.