Former VHS quarterback indicted in shooting, standoff incident

| February 1, 2016


VALDOSTA – A former Valdosta High School quarterback has been indicted for aggravated assault in connection with a March 2015 shooting incident followed by a standoff with police.

Dashay Antwan March, 23, was indicted Friday by a Lowndes County Superior Court grand jury. March was charged with two counts of aggravated assault, possession of a firearm during commission of a felony, tampering with evidence and possession of marijuana, more than an ounce, according to court documents.

On March 11, 2015, March was reportedly in a car with a 15-year-old passenger at the Citgo gas station at 1707 N. Forrest Street when another car, driven by Christopher Tooley, 34, pulled along side him. Two passengers where in the vehicle with Tooley, according to reports from the Valdosta Police Department.

The occupants of both vehicles reportedly got into a confrontation and exchanged gunfire. The 15-year-old was struck in the cheek, and March sustained a gunshot wound to his shoulder, reports stated.

March fled the scene and barricaded himself in a nearby apartment in the 1300 block of Ponderosa Drive, initiating a standoff with police which last almost two hours. March eventually surrendered to officers and was taken into custody.

Tooley was arrested a month later after breaking into a home on Crestwood Circle, reports stated.

A court date for March has yet to be determined. March, a former Valdosta High School quarterback, had been charged in 2012 for carrying a concealed weapon and battery. He was also charged in 2014 for battery and robbery, reports stated.


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4 Comments on "Former VHS quarterback indicted in shooting, standoff incident"

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  1. dixie&trixie says:

    Everybody tried to warn this kid such a shame he had so many people trying to help him

  2. Dingo says:

    Aren’t the Tooleys and the Johnsons kinfolk?

  3. Smith says:

    Why does it matter if the Toolys and Johnsons are kin.What does that have to do with anything?