Two arrested for drive-by shooting

February 1, 2018

By Pat Maurer

Two Lansing men are behind bars following an allegedly drunken incident where one of them fired out of their vehicle in the Wayside Bar parking lot in Mt. Pleasant.

Officers responded to a report of shots fired around 2:16 a.m. Saturday January 27th.

Staff at the Wayside reported they saw a red vehicle in the parking lot during at a high rate of speed and almost hitting pedestrians and other vehicles.

They reported seeing the driver of the vehicle “stick a handgun out of the window and fire several shots into the air. The vehicle then sped out of the parking area and into the McDonalds restaurant on South Mission.

Mt. Pleasant Police Public Information Officer Jeff Brown said that an officer responding to the call saw a red car pulling out of the McDonald’s lot and initiated a “felony” traffic stop. He reported the driver, identified as Corey Horne, 20, of Lansing, had “red eyes, glossy and bloodshot, and his breath emitted an odor of intoxicants.

Horne admitted to “consuming alcohol” and was “unable to perform simple tasks,” Browne’s release said. A Preliminary Breath Test on Horne had a result of .07 percent blood alcohol. Browne said Horne had a restricted license.

When the responding officer searched the vehicle, Browne said he found a “.40 caliber handgun” in the glovebox with a round in the chamber. The gun was registered to the vehicle passenger, Dequarius Payne, 21, also of Lansing. Payne did not have a Concealed Pistol License permit, Browne said.

A video of in incident showed Horne driving the red vehicle and firing shots out of the window and officers recovered several spent casings from a .40 caliber gun.
Horne was arrested and charged with Weapons-Firearms-discharge from vehicle, a 10-year felony; Weapon-carrying concealed, a five-year felony; Motor Vehicle-operating without security, a one-year misdemeanor; Operating While Intoxicated, a 93-day misdemeanor; Weapons-Pistol-carrying concealed while under the influence, a 93-day misdemeanor; and Driving-reckless, a 90-day misdemeanor; Weapons-Firearms-reckless use, a 90-day Misdemeanor; and Weapons-Firearms-brandishing in public, a 90-day misdemeanor).

Payne was arrested and charged with Weapons-carrying concealed, a five-year felony.

The Mt. Pleasant Police Department were assisted by Central Michigan University Police.

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