DELAWARE, Ohio — A man is in the Delaware County Jail, accused of illegally possessing handguns after a report of shots fired in a Delaware neighborhood.
According to court documents, it happened early Wednesday morning outside a home on Maple Street, west of Woodward Elementary School.
Police were already in the area investigating an assault from an argument over groceries for a birthday party. According to police, a person was arrested out of that case. When that person was arrested, they say 34-year-old Russell Alston got angry and started yelling vague threats.
“I’m willing to lost by G** d*** life over this s***,” Alston said, according to the police report.
Police say Alston also yelled, “Every f***ing body in Delaware is going to feel me tonight, I promise you!”
A Delaware police officer left the immediate area, but remained nearby. That’s when the officer reported hearing a rapid series of gunshots coming from Maple Street. A person walking in the area said they gunshots came from Alston’s yard, according to police.
Officers responding to the shots-fired found six shell casings on the ground in front of Alston’s home, according to police.
Police obtained a search warrant and found two 9mm semi-automatic handguns, two boxes of ammunition and other firearm-related items.
Alston was arrested and charged with having weapons while under disability. Alston is prohibited from possessing guns under Ohio law because of previous felony convictions, including aggravated robbery.
Prosecutors recommend a $100,000 bond for Alston.