COLUMBIA — Three men were arrested early Monday morning after police responded to a report of gunfire, according to a news release from the Columbia Police Department. A fourth person was released at the scene, the release said..
At 1:32 a.m., police arrived at the 5100 block of Alpine Ridge Drive in north Columbia. Police had been called and told that two men were on the roof of a residence and possessed a gun, according to the news release. The caller reported hearing a conversation that indicated a gun may have been fired inside the home, police said.
Upon arrival, officers saw someone at the front door with a gun, police said in a release. The person went inside immediately and refused to answer the door. Officers were able to make contact with someone in the home by phone. The residents of the home then came to the door to meet the officers.
Officers saw drug-related items in open view while running a check through the home and got permission from all the residents for a comprehensive search, police said. Officers found a gun, felony amounts of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and evidence of marijuana distribution, according to the news release.
James Schrader, 19, Samuel Giboney, 20, and Ryan Lieneke, 19, were all arrested as a result of the complaint. Chad Scott, 19, was also on the scene but was released with a summons to appear and a charge of stealing street signs.
Schrader was charged with distribution of a controlled substance, unlawful use of a weapon and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond was set at $2600 for the distribution charge and at $500 each for the other two charges.
Giboney was charged with possession of less than 35 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond was set at $500 for each offense. Lieneke was charged with possession of less than 35 grams of marijuana, and his bond was set at $500.
All three men were released on bond from the Boone County Jail on Monday morning.