Ernest Eugene Kelly, 20, 300 Greenway St., Dyersburg, Tenn., and Lorenzo Kuykendall, 20, 1002 Hillcrest Ave., Dyersburg, Tenn., were charged with felony reckless endangerment.
On Sunday, Jan. 20, at approximately 9:42 p.m., Dyersburg Police responded to the area of Greenway Street and Parr Avenue near Dyersburg High School in reference to two subjects shooting an assault rifle near some apartments. While officers were responding to the area, additional calls came in that the two subjects were actively shooting the gun. Officers approached the area and observed Kelly and Kuykendall exit an apartment near the area of where the shots were reportedly fired. Upon further investigation, officers located several .22-caliber shell casings on the ground and a streetlight that had been shot out. The two men were detained and a search of the apartment revealed a .22-caliber rifle that was fashioned after an AR 15 assault rifle, a spotter scope for the rifle, ammunition, and a .380-caliber handgun.
"Officers responded and approached this situation as they have been trained, and we are thankful that it ended peacefully; this could have had a very tragic outcome," said DPD Capt. Steve Isbell.
Kuykendall was released from the Dyer County Jail on a $4,500 and Kelly was released on $2,500 bond.