HINTON, (Hinton News) – Police responded to a call of shots fired in the Hinton area on Wednesday, March 8. After arriving at the scene and investigating, officers arrested Jason Teabo, 23, of Hinton, according to the criminal complaint.
The criminal complaint states that Teabo informed one of the officers that he had been at another nearby residence when he exited the building and shot a pistol in the air twice. According to the complaint, Teabo then directed officers to said pistol, where the officer discovered a Taurus Spectrum 380.
Allegedly, Teabo also told the officer that he had smoked Methamphetamine around 30 minutes prior to the incident. Following the investigation, the complaint states that the responding officer determined that the shots were fired less than 75 feet from Hinton Area Elementary School.
Additionally, the criminal complaint states that Teabo had a prior conviction for “driving a vehicle while in an impaired state.” Due to his previous conviction, he is a “person prohibited from possessing a firearm.”
According to a statement from the Summers County Sheriff’s Office, Teabo is charged with Discharging a Firearm Within 500 feet of a School and a Person Prohibited in Possession of a Firearm. The statement goes on to clarify that the school is only relevant due to the proximity of the incident; it was not a target.
After Teabo was arrested, he was booked in Southern Regional Jail. At the time of writing, he is no longer residing in SRJ.