Reports of Shots Fired Leads to Multiple Drug Arrest

Baisden Benson Gelwicks

On Dec 22nd at approximately 10:30 PM Patrol Officers with the Wichita Falls Police Department responded to the 1500 block of Southwest Pky in reference to vehicles that had been shot by what appeared to be a pellet gun.  Officers were able to determine that the shots came from a residential address in the 4700 block of Marsha Ln.  When Officers went to investigate they located several subjects hiding in a shed.  Upon getting a consent to search they located Kagan Baisden (w/m 091495 of Wichita Falls), Jacob Benson (w/m 122994 of Iowa Park), and Zachary Gelwicks (w/m 070487 of Wichita Falls) inside the shed along with a stolen handgun, over $1,700 in cash, 14.9 ounces of marijuana, less than one gram of methamphetamine, various prescription pills, scales, baggies and other drug paraphernalia.  Also, located was a pellet rifle.  The weapons, cash, narcotics and drug paraphernalia were seized.  All three suspects were arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 (Drug Free Zone), Possession of a Dangerous Drug, Possession of Marijuana, and Theft of a Firearm.  Other charges are pending further investigation due to the damage to vehicles caused by the pellet gun.

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