Police Respond To Residence 5 Times Leads To Domestic Assault Charge
Police were called to a residence on McFarland in Morristown Thursday evening. In just over 24 hours, the police had been to that residence five times. 53 year old Tracy Bell told officers that she had locked herself in a bedroom to get away from 49 year old Homer Gooden, who then kicked the bedroom door down. She stated she was in fear for her life because she knew he kept a firearm somewhere in that apartment. Homer Gooden fought police when they tried to apprehend him, but he was taken into custody. Police searched the apartment and found a loaded .40 caliber Smith & Wesson with 10 rounds and another 10 rounds of ammunition. Due to the fact that Gooden would not be allowed a firearm after his release from jail, officers confiscated the weapon. They also asked to search his vehicle , a request Gooden denied. However, police were granted a search warrant for Gooden’s GMC Tahoe . Officers found another firearm with nine rounds inside the vehicle’s center console. Gooden was charged with domestic assault and resisting arrest.