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1 Arrested, 1 Wanted After Shots Fired Call

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Posted at 5:15 PM, Aug 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-04 18:27:07-04

One person was arrested and one remained wanted in Lebanon after police responded to a shots fired call.

Officials said the call came in around 12:17 a.m. Thursday in the 300 block of Hobbs Avenue.

Authorities found a vehicle sitting in a driveway with two men inside. Officers said they asked the two men to get out of the vehicle, and the passenger complied.

The driver, however, hesitated, appeared to move items around in the vehicle, and then walked around the vehicle instead of going directly to the rear.

Officials said they searched the area and vehicle. They found several plastic baggies of a white powdery substance, two handguns, a small amount of marijuana, and a ten-dollar bill with a white powdery substance folded into it.

Authorities said the white substance was identified as illegal narcotics.

The men were identified as 33-year-old Charles E. Denton and 28-year-old Rodrick F. Brooks.

Denton was charged with possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of schedule II drug for resale (cocaine), possession of methamphetamine, drug free school zone violation, and simple possession of schedule VI (marijuana). He was lodged in the Wilson County Jail.

Authorities said Brooks was released from the scene, but warrants were later issued for his arrest. He remained wanted and charged with reckless endangerment and unlawful possession of a weapon.