According to a news release issued by Rainsville Police Chief Kevin Smith, three individuals, including a mother and son, were arrested following a shooting incident taking place Friday of last week (December 29th) Chief Smith and Detective Eric Tidmore responded to reports of a gunshot victim in the ER at the DeKalb Regional Medical Center and during interviews, the victim stated the shooting was accidental. According to the news release after speaking with the shooter, they felt the stories failed to match up, and carried the shooter back to the scene.
En route Smith and Tidmore learned that the mother of the shooter had been present when the incident took place and had furthermore, taken possession of the weapon afterwards.
After officers arrived at the residence and secured the location, they were given permission to conduct a search of the premises – which led to the discovery of the gun used during that shooting, in addition to two additional firearms that had been stolen out of Rainsville – they also found marijuana and methamphetamine along with various drug paraphernalia.
Chief Smith and Detective Tidmore also learned that the shooter and another individual are apparently responsible for burglaries which had been committed the same night.
Those arrested included 18 year old Aaron Wilson – charged with Assault 2nd Degree, with the Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance the Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 2nd Degree, Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Receiving Stolen Property 2nd Degree, Breaking & Entering of a Motor Vehicle, and Tampering with Evidence.
Amy Wilson, age 39 and Michael Gass, 44, were each charged with the Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance, the Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 2nd Degree, with Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Receiving Stolen Property 2nd Degree. Amy Wilson was additionally charged with Tampering with Evidence.
Aaron Wilson remains in the DeKalb County Detention Center with bond set at $54,000 and Amy Wilson was released after making bond of $36,500 meanwhile Gass was released after making bond of $33,500. Reportedly additional arrests are expected in this case.