Duty, Joshua Eric
Date of Booking:
Reason(s) For Booking:
Possession of Cocaine
Possession of firearm or knife during crime
Discharge of firearm-under the influence
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On 03/20/2022 at about 0312 hrs. units were dispatched to [500 BLOCK] Leisure Lake Dr. in reference to disturbing the peace. It was advised by callers, a resident of the [REDACTED] building had loud music playing in the apartment and was shooting a firearm from the back porch.
Upon my arrival I began to approach the building when I was signaled from an apartment by a tenant of the building. The subject, who later met with another officer, was pointing his right, my left, directing officer to the adjacent apartment.
Upon the arrival of additional units, multiple units went to the back of the building while Sgt. Fussell and I approached the front of the [REDACTED] building at the breezeway of apartment [REDACTED]. As we turned the corner from the office building in front of this location, two males appeared from apartment [REDACTED].
Both were given verbal commands and instructed to lay on the ground and place their hands on their head. Once officer arrived and detained both subject, Ofc. Strom, Ofc. Greene, and I entered the apartment of [REDACTED] to ensure there were no injured person(s) within the apartment or any other persons left the firearms.
The subjects that exited the apartment were Joshua Duty and Cameron Eddy. Both subjects were not wearing shirts and seemed to be perspiring. Both had red and watery eyes and had an odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from their persons. It is important to note the ambient temperature during this time of night was in the middle 40’s.
The offenders being shirtless and still sweating is a sign of stimulant use. Further, Mr. Eddy was over excited. His speech was accelerated and he did not seem as if he was able to control his emotions at times. His display of moodswing can also suggest impairment.
Once in the apartment we determined there were no victims within the apartment. We all also observed a mirror on the kitchen counter. On the mirror were about 5 or 6 lines of a white powder substance I know from my Training, Knowledge, and Experience to be Cocaine.
Also on the mirror was a short straw that is commonly used to ingest Cocaine. Next to the mirror was a bag of ammunition and two handguns. As I passed the objects, I pointed it out to the officers in the apartment and continued past the counter toward the sliding glass door of the apartment which leads out to the lake.
The area where the shots were fired overlooks Leisure Lake. On the opposite side of the lake from this apartment are multiple single family residences which also overlook the lake. While no casings were located on the outside of the apartment, it was determined both of the handguns were revolvers which do not eject casings when fired.
After the apartment was clear, I returned to the breezeway where I met with Sgt. Fussell. At this time, I informed Sgt. Fussell of the items in plain view, which could also be seen from the breezeway on the counter. During this conversation, the decision to contact NIU was made.
Inv. Underwood was called. He responded to the scene after obtaining a search warrant for the residence. The search warrant was executed. During the execution of the search warrant, the cocaine on the mirror was collected. There were also scales located in the kitchen along with another bag of Cocaine in a blender on the counter.
The items were collected by Inv. Underwood along with photographs he took on scene. This case was turned over to Inv. Underwood.
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