According to court records, a man who was intoxicated and enraged after an overdose at a home on Campflowers Road was driven there by his girlfriend, who was worried that he was too inebriated to drive.
The man fired 10 to 12 shots from the vehicle while he was there. The incident left no one injured, but the man, Darrell Torbett, 39, and the woman, Chastity Medley, 29, were both arrested and charged by the Bay County Sheriff’s Office.
The incident started after an overdose episode at the Campflowers Road residence, according to an arrest affidavit from the Bay County Sheriff’s Office. Torbett had been sending threatening messages to occupants at the residence, including one which said, “don’t be a disrespectful (expletive)” and “(expletitive) I’m getting ready to roll.”
Following the Monday shooting, witnesses on the scene told detectives about the messages and outlined a vehicle they saw shortly after the shots were fired.
When investigators arrived at Torbett’s home, they discovered him with a “strong odor of alcohol emitting from his facial area and person.”
Deputies noticed a “empty small-caliber magazine” on the coffee table in front of Torbett and Medley while speaking with them. Deputies also discovered a spent shell outer sheath on the floorboard of a parked vehicle at the residence. The vehicle fit the description of one seen fleeing the scene of the shooting.
Torbett refused to speak with deputies after they explained why they were at the house. According to the arrest affidavit, Medley told them he had been drinking and wanted to “roll-up” on the Campflowers Road house.
“Medley went on to say, instead of allowing .. to drive, because he was so intoxicated, she agreed to drive him to the ‘compound,’” the affidavit states.
She went on to say that she had no idea he was going to fire a gun when she drove by the house. She claimed he did not shoot at the house, but rather at the ground as they passed by. She went on to say that she didn’t know how many shots he fired, but that “it was a lot.”
Medley was arrested and charged with discharging a firearm from a vehicle as a principal. Torbett is accused of discharging a firearm from a moving vehicle.