By Patrick Yost
Two men were arrested and several weapons, including a suppressor, were confiscated after Morgan County Sheriff’s Office deputies and Madison Police Department officers converged on a white pickup truck allegedly firing a weapon out the window.
According to Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports, Jeffery Andrew Soloman, 36, Covington and Loren Wayne Buckner, 28, Appling were both arrested and charged with two counts of reckless conduct, discharging a firearm from the roadway, criminal damage to property and possession of a dangerous weapon (suppressor). The men were arrested on Thursday, February 2 approximately one half mile west of Eatonton Road on Indian Creek Road.
Reports state that a deputy received a “Be on the look out” call for a white Ford pickup traveling east on Interstate 20 in which the occupants of the truck were shooting at signs on the interstate. After the pickup was stopped, officers made Solomon, the driver, exit the truck and lie facedown. After Solomon was handcuffed, a deputy located a loaded .22 pistol in his pocket. Buckner was removed from the vehicle and officers found a Walther P22 handgun, two Walther P22 magazines, a Beretta M92Fs handgun, one Beretta 9mm magazine and an Advanced Armament Corporation .45 MCP suppressor. The suppressor, reports state, was still hot to the touch. Reports state that officers were able to stop the truck approximately four minutes after dispatch received the complaint.
Officers found damage to an electronic sign board on the interstate and found a second sign with bullet holes.