By Jessie Wiliams
A convicted felon in possession of a firearm was arrested last week, after officers found the man in the same residence as a subject wanted in Smith County.
According to Chief Deputy Bryon Satterfield, of the Macon County Sheriff’s Department, Deputy Josh Meador, Detective Darrell Taylor and Sergeant Kyle Petty – along with detectives from the Smith County Sheriff’s Department – arrived at a residence on Wildcat Lane in an attempt to locate Jordan Duke.
Duke, who had warrants out for his arrest in Smith County, was observed by officers at the residence and was placed in custody.
Inside the home, officers discovered a black muzzleloader on the living room floor that was identified as a stolen firearm from Smith County.
Another individual – identified as 43-year-old Lafayette resident Steven Perry – was also located inside the residence.
Perry was taken into custody after authorities discovered he was a convicted felon in possession of a weapon.
Perry was booked into the Macon County Jail and charged with theft of property and unlawful possession of a weapon. His bond was revoked.
The stolen gun was returned to Smith County, along with Mr. Duke.