Gang member arrested after Chattanooga police find gun hidden in couch

Desmond Gearing
photo Desmond Gearing

photo DeAngelo Demarcus Dews smiles into the crowd after having four of his five charges dropped before being sentenced to serve six years by Judge Curtis Smith for aggravated assault after firing his weapon and wounding a man at a Chattanooga Bi-Lo in September 2014.

A well-known gang member and convicted felon was arrested Saturday night after Chattanooga police officers found a gun and ammunition stashed in a couch inside a home on 15th Avenue.

Police encountered Desmond Gearing, a member of the Bloods who is also known as Dez G, around 11 p.m. Saturday outside the home after noticing loud music coming from the residence, according to court records.