LUMBERTON — Two Lumberton men are being held in the Robeson County jail after firing stolen semi-automatic handguns in a city neighborhood, according to Lumberton police Lt. Johnny Coleman.
Qualik Tisdale, 20, of 110 Olan Drive, and Daniel Earl Johnson, 23, of 1602 Robinson St., are each charged with possession of a stolen firearm, possession of a firearm by felon, resisting a public officer, carrying a concealed weapon, and discharging a firearm inside the city limits.
Tisdale, who is also charged with trespassing, is being held under a $31,500 bond. Johnson’s bond was set at $46,000. He is also charged with assault by pointing gun at a law enforcement officer.
Coleman said someone called the Lumberton Police Department on Monday and reported shots being fired near 203 Spruce St. When officers arrived, they saw Tisdale and Johnson running out of the back door and chased them, Coleman said. The two men were carrying four semi-automatic handguns between them, two of which had been stolen, he said.
According to Coleman, Tisdale is currently on probation and has previous convictions for discharging a weapon into an occupied property and possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine.
Johnson has a previous conviction for robbery with a dangerous weapon and was paroled in 2012, according to Coleman. He was wanted by the state Department of Corrections for parole violations, Coleman said.