Salisbury teens charged with weapons offenses, other charges following weekend party in Spencer

Published 6:53 pm Wednesday, February 11, 2015

SPENCER — Authorities charged teens on weapons offenses and resisting arrest following a weekend party where shots were fired.

Austin Coy Coleman, 16, of the 300 block of West 14th Street, Salisbury, is charged with assault by pointing a gun, possession of gun by minor and discharging a firearm in town limits, all of which are misdemeanors.

Spencer Police Chief Michael James said there was a party at a home on South Yadkin Avenue where Stephanie White was “in charge of the property.”

He said there were a number of juveniles at the home Sunday after midnight, and some of them got into a disagreement. Some of the teens left the party and returned, where one of them fired shots into the yard.

The teens left the area once Spencer Police were called and arrived to the the scene.

A Rowan County Sheriff’s deputy issued a citation to Quandaus Gaither for resist, obstruct, delay an officer because he failed to stop running after he was ordered to stop. The Sheriff’s Office also charged a 15-year-old juvenile with resist, obstruct, delay an officer.

All of the teens are Salisbury residents, James said.

Salisbury Police provided a K-9 to track the juveniles, who were found shortly after the incident.

Police said Coleman had a .25-caliber handgun.

Contact reporter Shavonne Walker at 704-797-4253.