By Joe Pinchot
Herald Staff Writer
A Hickory High School student was kicked off the football team Thursday, the day he was charged with gun and drug offenses.
Davon L. Tindall, 19, of 2995 Armstrong Way was taken to Mercer County Jail after failing to post $10,000 bond on charges of carrying a firearm without a license, prohibited possession of a firearm and possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
District Judge Ronald E. Antos, Farrell, tripled bond Friday upon the request of Hermitage police.
Hermitage police said Tindall was a passenger in a car occupied by two others that was pulled over at 11:21 p.m. Sept. 28 in the 1600 block of Maple Drive. The car was stopped for failing to lower its high beams on Rombold Road, police said.
A policeman found a live .38-caliber round under the driver’s seat. A consent search turned up no other contraband and the occupants denied knowledge of the round, police said.
After the trio was released, police backtracked to look for items that might have been thrown from the car. A bag containing four .22-caliber rounds was found about 50 yards north of where the car was stopped, and a bag of pot was found nearby, police said.
A .22-caliber revolver was found in the 1400 block of Maple, police said.
Police allege that Tindall threw the gun and pot out the window of the car.
Tindall is not allowed to possess a gun because of a conviction for conspiracy to commit criminal trespassing, police said.
One of the occupants of the car said Tindall approached him at football practice Monday and told him what story to relate if anyone asked about the gun, police said.
Tindall faces a preliminary hearing at 9:15 a.m. Thursday before Antos.