20 Jan. Police officers in Decatur patrolled outside an apartment complex on Wednesday in response to citizen complaints about drug use. Three men were arrested on felony charges and they are looking for a fourth after police said the men ran from their cars when approached.
Cam’ron Buchanan, 24, of Hillsboro, and Rayshun Bates, 21, and Shundarrion Clopton, 21, both of Decatur, were arrested at the Parkway Place Apartments at 2115 Central Parkway SW
Police spokeswoman Irene Cardenas-Martinez said the department’s vice/narcotics unit received complaints about drug activity in the apartment parking lot.
She said investigators patrolling the parking lot tried to contact four men in a red sedan there. When detectives approached the vehicle, police said, three of the men fled on foot. Two of the three were apprehended, as well as the man who remained in the vehicle.
She said police are looking for the third man who fled on foot.
Cardenas-Martinez said investigators searched the vehicle and found marijuana packaged for resale, drug paraphernalia, a Glock pistol, a SCCY pistol reported stolen at Decatur and multiple high-capacity ammunition magazines.
Buchanan was charged with second-degree receipt of stolen property and two misdemeanors. He was taken to the Morgan County Jail on $3,100 bail. He is currently on probation through the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, according to police.
According to court documents, Buchanan was charged with second-degree assault in August 2020 after allegedly shooting his father multiple times in the shoulder. The incident took place on Thomas Drive Southwest in Decatur. Buchanan was released after posting $50,000 bail, provided he wore an ankle bracelet.
Jail records show Buchanan was released on bail following Wednesday’s arrest at 8:38 a.m. Thursday.
Bates was charged with first-degree possession of marijuana, second-degree receipt of stolen property and two misdemeanors. He was transported to the Morgan County Jail and released on $5,600 bail at 12:27 p.m. Thursday.
Clopton, meanwhile, was charged with second-degree receipt of stolen property and taken to jail on $2,500 bond. Prison records show he was released at 7:37 a.m. Thursday.
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