Charges Filed in Shots Fired Incident

RE: Shots fired call UPDATE

On 4/12/22 at approximately 20:33 hours, the Mt Pleasant Police Department was dispatched to the W Broad St. and N Jackson St area for a call of a large fight. While enroute officers were notified of shots fired.

As a result of the investigation the following people have been charged:

Decobi Davis age 19 formerly from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. –

Reckless Use of a Firearm resulting in serious injury, a Class C felony and Participating in a Riot, an Aggravated Misdemeanor.

Joseph McNeese age 19, formerly of Texas,- Participating in a Riot, an Aggravated Misdemeanor.

James Williams age 21, formerly of Chicago IL,- Participating in a Riot, an Aggravated Misdemeanor.

De’kunta Mason Jr age 19, formerly of New Orleans, LA, -Disorderly Conduct a simple Misdemeanor

J’cauri Morris age 19, formerly of Houston, TX. -Disorderly Conduct a simple Misdemeanor

Vernell Trent age 18 of Mt Pleasant. – Disorderly Conduct a simple Misdemeanor

There will also be four local juveniles charged with Disorderly Conduct a simple Misdemeanor.

A criminal charge is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

The investigation is still ongoing and there is no concern for public safety. There will be further follow up and more charges may be forthcoming.

There is numerous video footage that has been turned in. Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Mt Pleasant PD.

Anyone who sees suspicious activity is encouraged to contact the Mt Pleasant PD at 319 385-1450.