One man from Murfreesboro and one from Gallatin arrested in connection to drive-by-shooting in Nashville

Aug 02, 2022 at 11:16 am by WGNS

Jordan Davis, 24 (left) and Steven O’Neal, 21 (right) - Metro PD

Two men, one from Murfreesboro and the second from Gallatin, were arrested in Nashville after a drive-by shooting left one man wounded last Monday (07/25/22). The incident occurred at Cheatham Place public housing on 9th Avenue North near Rosa Parks Boulevard.

Evidently, the arrests were made last Thursday (07/28/22) after Metro Police spotted a Kia Forte sedan that was believed to have been involved in the drive-by shooting. Authorities pulled-in behind the vehicle in an attempt to stop the subjects, but Metro Police say the driver sped through the lawn of a church and hit a sign. While the car was still moving, the duo allegedly bailed and tried to escape on foot. However, their escape was short-lived as officers nabbed the men and placed them in handcuffs.

The driver of the Kia was identified as Murfreesboro resident Jordan Davis. Police say the 24-year-old was charged with cocaine possession for resale, fentanyl possession for resale, marijuana possession for resale, felony evading arrest, felony gun possession and driving on a suspended license. The Rutherford County man was also wanted on outstanding warrants from Sumner County, TN. Those warrants were for aggravated robbery and felony drug possession.

Passenger Steven O’Neal of Gallatin was booked on felony cocaine, fentanyl, marijuana and gun possession charges. The 21-year-old also had outstanding warrants in Sumner County, charging him with aggravated assault and reckless endangerment.

Police in the Music City report they found two pistols, 33 grams of cocaine, 11 grams of fentanyl, 2.5 pounds of marijuana, seven pills, a bottle of promethazine, and a blender with cocaine inside of it – all in the small sedan the two allegedly fled from.

The Murfreesboro man is being held in Nashville under a $145-thousand bond, while the Gallatin man is being held in lieu of an $81,500 bond. As of Tuesday morning (08/02/2022), both O’Neal and Davis were still behind bars, unable to make bond.

The investigation into Monday’s shooting is continuing.

SOURCE: Metro Nashville Police Departmtnet
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