It’s good for fathers and sons to do things together and share common interests, but when those activities involve allegedly trafficking in drugs and shooting at law enforcement officers, that’s not exactly wholesome.
On Thursday, July 10, the Guilford County Sheriff’s Department reported that it had served a narcotics-related search warrant at 1323 Perga Court in Greensboro and made subsequent arrests after an alarming incident.
According to the press release, “Deputies identified themselves as law enforcement officers before, during, and after entering the residence. Inside of the residence, Deputies were confronted by 20-year-old Amarion Jequan Mann, who was armed with a rifle. A. Mann fired shots at the Deputies who returned fire. Fortunately, neither the Deputies nor A. Mann were struck by the rounds fired. A. Mann was taken into custody without further incident. Also taken into custody was 39-year-old Jequan Shontroy Mann, who is the father of A. Mann.”
Sheriff’s Department officials said that – because neither of the suspects or the deputies had been hurt by the gunfire – it wasn’t necessary for the department to request an investigation by the NC State Bureau of Investigation.
Instead, according to the statement, Guilford County Sheriff Danny Rogers “immediately initiated criminal and internal administrative investigations of the incident, as is the Sheriff’s Office protocol.”
After the arrests, both men were taken before a magistrate in Greensboro.
Amarion Mann was charged with two counts of “Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer with a Firearm,” two counts of “Assault with a Deadly Weapon with Intent to Kill” and he was also charged with “Possession with Intent to Sell and Deliver Marijuana.”
He’s now being held in the county jail in downtown Greensboro under a $252,500 secured bond.
Jequan Mann was charged with two counts of “Trafficking in Cocaine,” as well as with a charge of “Possession with Intent to Sell and Deliver Marijuana.” In addition, he was charged with “Possession of a Firearm by a Felon.”
Jequan Mann is also now behind bars in the jail in Greensboro. In his case, he’s being held under a $75,000 secured bond.
The Sheriff’s Department said that, since this matter is under investigation, no additional information will be provided at this time.