A 19-year-old Lakewood man wanted for shooting up a house after a drug deal went wrong was arrested Tuesday after a month on the run, officials said Wednesday.
Mason Johnson already was charged with one count of drive-by shooting and unlawful manufacturing of a controlled substance. Bail was set at $60,000 Tuesday.
Johnson is one of six people charged in the case.
Pierce County prosecutors said he and some of his friends met someone outside a market to buy marijuana Jan. 6 but were upset when the seller was not who Johnson expected.
As they drove away, the seller allegedly fired at the vehicle carrying Johnson, prompting return fire from Johnson and co-defendant Alex Averette.
Two gunfights erupted between occupants of the two vehicles as they drove down city streets. Later, Johnson allegedly rounded up more friends to do a drive-by shooting on the seller’s house.
Witnesses told police eight shots were fired at the house in the 8400 block of 99th Street Court Southwest. Bullets hit the man’s garage door and vehicle. No one was hurt.
When officers searched Johnson’s apartment shortly after the drive-by shooting, they said they found marijuana plants, drug paraphernalia, cash, shotgun shells and a stolen handgun.
A 9mm pistol and a shotgun were found hidden in the wheel wells of Johnson’s car, police said.