Bradley (L) and Terry (R)
Two individuals were arrested following an incident which resulted in the lockdown of Eastside Elementary School this morning. Tyrese Bradley (21) and Ja’ Marion Terry (19) were taken into custody shortly after fleeing on foot from deputies.
The incident began when Eastside Elementary School Resource Deputy Kobe Kimble, was making his security rounds along the inside perimeter of the campus. Deputy Kimble noticed a disturbance at a residence across the street from the school. As Deputy Kimble observed the disturbance, he made contact with Dispatch to have patrol units respond to that situation. Prior to their arrival, Deputy Kimble noticed one of the individuals, later identified as Bradley, lift his shirt while arguing with subjects who were in a vehicle. It appeared as if Bradley was exposing a weapon in this manner to the subjects in the vehicle. Deputy Kimble then had the school placed on lockdown and Bradley began walking away from the residence. As patrol deputies arrived and confronted Bradley, he fled from them towards East Duval Street. Deputy Truesdale gave chase and noticed Bradley was armed with a handgun. Bradley was apprehended by Deputy Truesdale a short distance later. The firearm had been discarded during the foot pursuit but was recovered near the location where Bradley was apprehended.
As other deputies had been arriving in the area to assist, it was communicated to Deputy Kimble, who was still in front of the school, that another male subject, later identified as Ja’ Marion Terry, was seen running in the direction of the school, near an apartment complex. As Terry appeared from the corner of the complex, Deputy Kimble confronted Terry at gunpoint and Terry surrendered. He was taken into custody, and another firearm was discovered to have been discarded in the immediate area where Terry was apprehended. This gun was reported stolen out of Duval County.
In a statement, Sheriff Mark Hunter said, “This incident reinforces my commitment to have fully sworn deputies in all of our schools. Had there not been someone on campus with this type of training and experience, this situation could have been much worse.”
Both Bradley and Terry were transported to the Columbia County Detention Facility without further incident.
Bradley was charged with: Resisting without Violence, Tampering with Evidence, Possession of a Concealed Firearm, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, Violation of Probation, and Possession of Controlled Substance w/o Prescription.
Terry was charged with: Possession of a Concealed Firearm, Tampering with Evidence, and Grand Theft of a Firearm.