Man on parole arrested after gun found


A report of multiple gunshots Sunday in the 3300 block of Daffodil Street led to the serving of a search warrant at a house in the area, and police arrested a man who is on parole after allegedly finding a gun in his house.

Taurus Chambers, 32, was taken into custody after the warrant was served at Chambers’ house in the 3200 block of Daffodil Street, Deputy Prosecutor Maxie Kizer said during a court hearing for Chambers on Wednesday.

A probable-cause affidavit from Detective William Freeman said several houses and vehicles were hit by gunshots and witnesses reported seeing the alleged shooters run into the house where Chambers lived, prompting the search warrant, which was served by the department’s SWAT team.

Kizer said that during the search, a .380-caliber handgun was found on top of a dresser in Chambers’ bedroom.

In addition to being on parole and having been convicted of multiple felonies, Kizer said Chambers “may hold the record for failures to appear in district courts,” explaining that he had “counted about 30” on a computer print-out.

Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set a $25,000 bond for Chambers on Wednesday after ruling that prosecutors had probable cause to charge him with being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Chambers said he would hire his own attorney.