Shooting In The Cemetery
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Sunday, October 25, 2020, Atoka Police Officer Chase Franklin was dispatched to the West View Cemetery on West 3rd Street to investigate multiple calls of shots fired inside the cemetery.
Arriving at the cemetery, Officer Franklin observed two subjects exiting the Cemetery Property. The officer made contact with both individuals, identified as Joseph Daniel Hansen, 20, of Atoka, and a minor.
The odor of alcoholic beverage was coming from both subjects. Officer Franklin spoke to the minor, observing a can of Keystone Light beer sticking out of their hoodie pocket, and asked where they were coming from.
The minor advised they had been at the back of the cemetery. The minor had slurred speech, red watery bloodshot eyes, and was unsteady on their feet.
While speaking to the minor, Hansen wrapped his hand in a blanket, walking behind the minor. Both individuals were placed in handcuffs for the safety of the officer.
After both subjects were placed in handcuffs, the blanket was opened to reveal a camouflage vaultz bag with the odor of marijuana coming from inside.
Hansen gave consent for the bag to be searched and provided the code to unlock the bag. Inside the bar was a Mason jar containing a green leafy substance that field tested positive for marijuana, a part of a cigarette, and three charged rounds of 9mm ammunition.
Hansen told the officer the firearm was at his house. Officer Franklin informed him about the multiple reports of gunshots coming from the cemetery. Hansen told the officer the gun was not with him, but at his house.
As he spoke, Hansen had red watery bloodshot eyes, slurred speech, and was unable to stand without using something to prop himself up.
The minor was searched for possible weapons, and had a medical marijuana container containing a green leafy substance that field tested positive for marijuana was located on their person.
Juvenile services were contacted, and the minor was placed in the back of a patrol unit. The minor was released from the scene to their mother after being cited for public intoxication, minor in possession of alcohol, and possession of marijuana.
Hansen was informed he was under arrest for public intoxication, minor in possession of tobacco, and possession of marijuana.
During a search of his person, an empty Sig Saur 9mm magazine in his left pocket of his pants, and a Sig Saur 9mm model P365 was found in his pants.
The weapon was removed from Hansen’s pants and cleared. The Sig Saur 9mm had a loaded magazine with 11 rounds inside and one round inside the chamber.
Hansen was transported to the Atoka County Jail for booking. He is charged with carrying weapons (misdemeanor), possession of controlled dangerous substance (misdemeanor), and reckless conduct with firearm (misdemeanor).