Two men report a shooting at Walmart to distract police and avoid a speeding ticketBy Mason White 10:42 AM April 27, 2016
|Jacorien Marquay Jones (left) and Desmond Kade Aycock|
By: Tanya Malhotra
(Scroll down for video) Two men of Alabama, came up with a plan to distract police officers in the area so that they can speed.
However, their plan backfired and they were arrested.
Athens Police Chief Floyd Johnson said that 911 dispatchers received two calls about 11:00 p.m.
Police said that the calls came from two different people. Both said that someone was shot inside Walmart. One caller said that the victim was shot in the chest.
However, before dispatchers were able to get specific information, the two hung up their phones. Dispatchers were not able to get either one of the callers on the phone again.
Officers responded to Walmart, but were unable to locate the alleged crime scene. The store manager on duty did not know of anyone being injured in the store.
Detectives determined that the calls were made by 19-year-old Desmond Kade Aycock and Jacorien Marquay Jones, 22.
During questioning, the men allegedly told investigators that they made the calls because they thought they were going to be stopped for speeding and wanted to divert the police.
The men were charged with falsely reporting an incident. Bail was set at $1,000 each. The men face one year in prison if they are convicted of the charges.