A local man who had been on probation for a 2018 violent felony is in custody after police responded to a call concerning shots fired at a residence in the 100 block of North Ninth Street.
Formal charges are on file against DeAndre J. Turner-Fults, 25, of Atchison, who as of Friday morning was confined at the Atchison County Jail in connection with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and criminal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
The complaint against Turner-Fults include the following felony offenses:
- Possession of marijuana with intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of a school.
- Possession of drug paraphernalia with intent to distribute.
- Two counts aggravated assault.
- Criminal use of a weapon.
- Criminal threat.
Turner-Fults also faces misdemeanor charges possession of drug paraphernalia, and criminal damage to property.
Bond for Turner-Fults was initially set at $50,000.
Atchison Police Chief Mike Wilson said officers arrived at about 8 a.m. Thursday to find Turner-Fults at the residence from which a 31-year-old victim fled after the incident. Officers quickly apprehended him, Wilson said.
“It’s a domestic situation,” Wilson said. “They both reside there.”
The incident arose from a verbal altercation, Wilson said. Turner-Fults is suspected by police of producing a handgun during the dispute, and firing a shot in her direction, though she avoided being hit. Wilson confirmed a handgun was recovered among the evidence at the scene.
Turner-Fults is currently serving a 2-year supervised probation monitored by Atchison County District Court Services, related to a 2018 felony conviction for aggravated assault while disguised to conceal identity. The conviction arose from a Jan. 16, 2018, incident that arose from shots fired during the night and two men threatened at gunpoint.
Wilson said officers remained on site to work the scene throughout Thursday morning.