Police responding to a report that a person had a gun in the bleachers during the Dollarway Junior High School football game Thursday night resulted in the arrest of two teenagers who each claimed the gun belonged to the other.
Devontee Piggee, 18, and Darrius Clay, 18, were arrested after a witness gave police a description of the car the two had left the school in, Deputy Prosecutor Maxie Kizer said during a court hearing Friday.
Detective Jacqueline Stevenson reported that a witness said Clay had a small handgun in his hand at the football game, then put the gun down the front of his pants, got into a vehicle and drove away.
Kizer said police stopped the vehicle and found a .22-caliber handgun in the center console, and when questioned, Piggee and Clay each denied the gun was theirs.
Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set a $10,000 bond each for Piggee and Clay after ruling prosecutors had probable cause to charge them with possession of a firearm on school property.
Bridgforth appointed the Public Defender’s Office to represent Piggee, and Clay’s family said they would hire an attorney for him.
Both men were told to come back to court Nov. 23 at 9 a.m.