Teen charged with firing gun at school

August 28, 2009 7:19:06 AM PDT
Cumberland County detectives arrested and charged 16-year-old Antonio Dauvon Mathis with firing a weapon on school property Thursday. According to detectives, Mathis met 22-year-old Johnny Gary at Westover High School just after 4 p.m. Thursday. A fight allegedly broke out between the two and that's when detectives say Mathis pulled out a handgun and fired at Gary.

Mathis ran from the scene, but Fayetteville police spotted him while patrolling the area and followed him home.

Officers arrested Mathis at his home after finding two handguns and a sawed-off shotgun hidden in an outdoor shed on the property.

According to the sheriff's office, Mathis became combative after learning he was being charged.

He was arrested and placed in the Cumberland County Detention Center under a secured $1,500 bond, which would be modified to unsecured if a parent signed for his release.

Mathis' first court appearance was set for Friday afternoon.

The investigation is ongoing.

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