Monday, October 4, 2021

Pottsville Police Investigate Shots Fired; One in Custody

A man is locked up in Schuylkill County Prison after he allegedly fired shots from a handgun on Saturday afternoon in Pottsville.

According to Pottsville Police Chief Richard Wojciechowsky, on Saturday, October 2, 2021 around 1:00pm, Pottsville Police responded to a “shots fired” dispatch for the area of the 600 block of John O’ Hara Street. 

Upon initial arrival in the area Ptlm Isaac Souchak observed a male later identified as Casian Amir Jackson-Flowers, 20, acting very suspiciously and attempting to walk away from the scene. 

Souchak initiated contact with the male who briefly spoke with Souchak before attempting flee on foot.

Souchak pursued the male and Jackson-Flowers was taken into custody. 

An investigation revealed that Jackson-Flowers had fired four rounds from a 9mm handgun in the 600 block of John O’Hara Street during a dispute with a 29-year-old Pottsville male. 

One of the rounds fired went through a private residence exterior wall into a bedroom occupied at the time by a 14-year-old male who was not injured.

During a search of Jackson-Flowers police seized cocaine, methamphetamine and marijuana, along with a large amount of cash. 

In the area of the initial incident police recovered a Ruger P89 9mm semi-automatic handgun that had the serial number obliterated. 

Following the completion of the investigation Souchak completed a criminal complaint charging Jackson-Flowers with two felony counts of aggravated assault, felony possessing a firearm with an altered serial number, felony discharging of a firearm into an occupied structure, a felony count of firearms not to be carried concealed without a license, three felony counts of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, a misdemeanor count of possession of instruments of a crime, misdemeanor recklessly endangering another person, misdemeanor tampering with evidence, misdemeanor criminal mischief, misdemeanor of false identification to law enforcement, three counts of possession of a controlled substance, one count of possession of drug paraphernalia. 

Jackson-Flowers was arraigned by Magisterial District Judge Rossi who set Jackson-Flowers’s bail at $200,000.00 and locked him up in Schuylkill County Prison.