Pair held on weapons, drug charges
Thursday, February 09, 2017 3:00 PM
Two Madison residents face multiple criminal charges after police officers located handguns and a half-dozen marijuana plants growing in a home following reports of two gunshots on Green Road earlier this week.
Jessie Troy Stringfield, 41, faces a Level 4 felony count of unlawful possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon, a Level 5 felony count of carrying a handgun without a license, a Level 6 felony count of maintaining a common nuisance and a misdemeanor count of possession of marijuana.
Mary Ellen Danietta Glavich, 42, faces a Level 6 felony count of maintaining a common nuisance and a misdemeanor count of possession of marijuana.
Prosecutors filed charges against the pair Wednesday morning in Jefferson Circuit Court.
Madison Police officers responded to the 500 block of Green Road around 10:45 p.m. Monday after receiving reports of gunshots in the area. One caller told officers he believed the noise came from a nearby apartment, but a person at that apartment told officers he heard the noise come from the property next door.
During a search of the area, police located six empty 9mm shell casings on the sidewalk.
Officers attempted to make contact with people in a nearby apartment, but police received no response, the probable cause affidavit said.
Officers contacted the apartment building’s owner, and he unlocked the door for a welfare check. Officers found Stringfield unconscious with a semi-automatic 45-caliber handgun next to him. Officers could not wake Stringfield, who appeared to be under the influence of alcohol, a probable cause affidavit stated.
Police found a woman identified as Glavich in a bedroom.
Police also located eight marijuana plants growing in a closet, along with a fan and heat lamp surrounding the plants, the affidavit said.
While speaking with Glavich, officers found another 9 mm handgun under the cushion where she had been sitting.
Officers asked Glavich for consent to search the residence, but she refused, the affidavit said. Police received a warrant to conduct a search. While waiting on the warrant, dispatchers ran a background check on Stringfield and found that he had been convicted of two violent felonies before.
While doing the search of the residence, officers located a safe in the bedroom closet with a long rifle and two boxes of 9 mm rounds. Police also located another box of 9 mm shells and an empty magazine under a pile of clothes in the closet.
Officers also located a pill grinder and a straw with white residue on it during the search.
Police arrested Glavich and transported her to the Jefferson County Jail. After being checked at the hospital, Stringfield was transported to the jail as well.
Stringfield and Glavich appeared for separate initial hearings Wednesday afternoon in Jefferson Circuit Court where they had preliminary pleas of not guilty to the charges entered on their behalf.
The Court set bond for Stringfield at $20,000 cash only. Glavich’s bond was set at $500 cash only.
Stringfield and Glavich remain incarcerated following Wednesday’s hearings.