A Rose By Any Other Name...

A suspect who gave police a false name wasn't nearly as clever as he thought – his alias had an outstanding warrant.

According to a report from the , officers were dispatched to the 1000 bock of Cherry Street just before 9:45 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 29, for a report of shots fired. On the scene, police spoke to witnesses who reported seeing three males standing between two homes on the street just before hearing five gunshots ring out. The witness then reportedly observed all three males run into a nearby home.

Police made contact with the owner of the home, who instructed everyone in the house to come to the door and identify themselves for the officers. Police identified three males and three females and one as yet unidentified person. One of the males identified himself to police as "Marquis Jackson" and a check by authorities revealed a warrant out of Philadelphia for that individual. Officers took Jackson into custody, transported him to the station and finger printed him.

During the investigation, police discovered that the man who identified himself as "Marquis Jackson" was, in fact, 20-year-old Daryl Marquis Evans, of the 1000 block of Cherry Street in Norristown. Evans was reportedly found to have an active adult parole warrant. Police contacted Adult Probation and Parole to send an officer to collect Evans.

Evans faces additional charges of providing false ID to law enforcement and tampering with public records or information.

Another male identified at the scene, 19-year-old Kemal Cox, also of the 1000 block of Cherry Street, was taken into custody for an active fine and cost warrant from district court. A search of Cox's person also reportedly revealed a small amount of marijuana, resulting in a citation for disorderly conduct.

A gun was recovered from the home and placed into evidence. Police reported finding no registered owner information on record for the firearm. Reports were unclear if the weapon recovered had been recently fired.


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