During Shooting Investigation Police Search Houses, Find Drugs, Cash, Guns

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JAMESTOWN – Several people are facing charges following a search of Thursday’s shooting scene on Jefferson Street and then subsequent raid of another house in Jamestown.

Jamestown Police first responded to 707 Jefferson St. to investigate a shooting incident that occurred.

During the course of the investigation a search warrant was obtained for the residence. As a result of executing the search warrant, detectives located four unlawfully possessed handguns inside the home along with over 200 rounds of ammunition, approximately 12 pounds of marihuana, 1.2 ounces of cocaine and around $4,000 cash.

Anthony Burris, 29, was taken into custody at the scene charged with four counts of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and first degree criminal possession of marijuana.


As the investigation continued throughout the day, police say detectives from the Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force and Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force worked collaboratively to gather information on a house at 438 Buffalo St. where it was suspected that individuals involved in the shooting from earlier in the day were currently hiding out.

At around 10:30 p.m. two subjects who fit the description of individuals from the shooting exited the residence. Detectives approached them and attempted to speak with them. The two males fled from the police on foot and a foot pursuit ensued.

As they ran, detectives could see the pair allegedly discarding items off of their persons. Both of the subjects were taken into custody within a block of where the foot pursuit began with the assistance of the Jamestown Police Department’s K-9 “Promber”. They were identified to be Torrie Jones, 21, and Mikial Moore, 26, both of Buffalo.

Detectives allegedly located two handguns, marijuana and crack cocaine, all that were discarded by the individuals who ran. Jones and Moore were arrested and charged with second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, tampering with physical evidence, obstructing governmental administration and false personation.

A search warrant was then obtained for 438 Buffalo St where members of the Drug Task Force located approximately 7 grams of crack cocaine in several separate packages as well as 4.7 grams of fentanyl.

Andre Jones, 18, Eddie Melendez, 47, and Melissa Kestler, 39, were all taken into custody.

The three are charged with two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Police say the investigation into the Jefferson Street shooting is continuing and further charges are possible. Anyone with information in the case is asked to contact the Jamestown Police Department at 716-483-7536 or on the TIPS Line at 716-483-8477.


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