Reported armed disturbance ends in arrest


A reported armed disturbance that started at a convenience store on Cherry Street turned into a car chase with shots allegedly being fired from one vehicle at another.

Darius Martin, 25, was one of four people involved in the initial disturbance at 1420 S. Cherry St., Detective Jeremy Oswalt said in a probable-cause affidavit presented in court Monday.

According to the affidavit, a store clerk said four men came into the store and started fighting, and one of them pulled a gun, then left, followed by the others.

A short time later, police were called to the 2100 block of West 29th Avenue, where a female said her car had been shot up during the incident.

According to the affidavit, the woman said two men were initially in the car with her when a person she identified as Martin started shooting at her car.

Oswalt said the woman told police Martin got behind her car in another vehicle and continued to fire shots. When police checked the woman’s car, they found the back window glass broken, and a front glass broken, but no bullets were found in the vehicle.

Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set a $100,000 cash-only bond for Martin after ruling that prosecutors had probable cause to charge him with committing a terroristic act.

Martin, who has pending charges of second-degree battery, also was ordered to have no contact with the alleged victim until the case is settled.