Community members speak out after arrest of men who allegedly shot at livestock

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By: Lanetra Bennett | WCTV Eyewitness News
March 13, 2019

Travion Turrell, Trayvontaye Cheesmon and Antonio Roulhac

CHATTAHOOCHEE, Fla. (WCTV) – No animals were hurt in a bizarre drive-by shooting in Gadsden County Tuesday, in which livestock were the target.

People in the community are shocked and outraged that anyone would do something like that.

It’s not unusual to see horses, cows and even mules grazing on the property. What is unusual is hearing and seeing a gun pointed in their direction.

“Somebody was up to some trouble of some sort,” said John Woodaham, who lives across the street from the pasture. “That was a little unnerving.”

One neighbor told WCTV that she heard four shots fired and noticed a maroon four-door sedan driving by before two more rounds were fired from the car.

“I couldn’t imagine them actually shooting at the livestock,” Woodaham added. After learning that none of the animals were hurt, he continued, “Thank you, Lord, for that. That’s kind of sad, bad news that someone would do something like that.”

An area resident said his son and 14-year-old grandson were out in the pasture working at the time of the shooting. Deputies say no injuries were reported.

“Not just the animals. It could have been somebody,” said Ethel Rogers, a neighbor in the area. “I know all the people around here and I would hate for it to be anybody that I know. Anybody period, but especially somebody I know.”

The Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office says the suspects tried to run but were later caught. The gun used by the suspects was stolen out of Leon County.

The suspects, 19-year-old Trayvontaye Cheesmon, 20-year-old Antonio Roulhac and 21-year-old Travion Turrell, are facing gun and drug charges as well as possession of stolen property and resisting arrest.


By: Fletcher Keel | WCTV Eyewitness News
March 12, 2019

GADSDEN COUNTY, Fla. (WCTV) -- The Gadsden County Sheriff's Office has arrested three men involved in an alleged drive-by shooting in the Hardaway Community where livestock were targeted.

Officials have taken 19-year-old Trayvontaye Cheesmon, 20-year-old Antonio Roulhac and 21-year-old Travion Turrell into custody.

Witnesses told deputies they had heard gun shots near their home and observed the suspects driving by and shooting from a vehicle at livestock that were grazing in a fenced-in pasture. The animals were not injured.

Cheesmon, Roulhac and Turrell were later stopped and attempted to elude authorities on foot in a wooded area, but were later apprehended without further incident.

Cheesmon, Roulhac and Turrell have each been charged with three weapon offenses, two drug offenses, possession of stolen property and resisting officers without violence. All three have been booked into the Gadsden County Jail.

GCSO says the gun used in the shooting was stolen out of Leon County.



 
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