Century Man Charged With Two Drive-by Shootings, Firing Into A Vehicle, Child Abuse, Numerous Other Felonies

March 2, 2021

A Century man has been accused of two drive-by shootings, firing into an occupied vehicle, weapons violations, child abuse and other felony offenses.

Christopher Torrey, Jr., 28, was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, discharge of a weapon in public by firing into an occupied vehicle, firing a weapon into a building, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, two counts of carrying a concealed firearm, four counts of possession of a firearm or ammunition by a convicted felon, aggravated child abuse, battery, possession of methamphetamine, and knowingly driving with a suspended license.

An ECSO report also indicates that the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) was also involved in the investigation.

On Sunday, Torrey allegedly fired into a vehicle on a Jefferson Avenue. The victim told deputies he was parked on the side Jefferson Avenue speaking to a female. He said Torrey walked down the street firing a handgun into the air before firing directly at his vehicle. One bullet entered the rear passenger quarter panel of the vehicle.

Torey is also accused in two drive-by shootings at the same Jefferson Avenue house on Sunday. He allegedly fired at the house and pointed the gun directly at two individuals. The ECSO recovered .45 caliber and .380 caliber shell casings from the driveway.

Monday morning, Escambia County Sheriff’s Office Investigator David Bashore and deputies James Gilman and Jonathan Ates took Torrey into custody after spotting him on Jefferson Avenue. Torrey had a loaded .45 caliber pistol and a loaded .380 caliber pistol on his person, and methamphetamine was found in his vehicle, according to an arrest report.

The child abuse and an aggravated battery charge stemmed from an incident in January during which be became agitated with a female that accused him of cheating on her and some missing money. Torrey allegedly punched her in the head, pushed her onto a bed, and slammed her head against a bathroom mirror. He also threw things around the residence causing physical damage.

There were numerous children present in the home during the incident, according to the ECSO report.

Torrey was being held in the Escambia County Jail without bond.


11 Responses to “Century Man Charged With Two Drive-by Shootings, Firing Into A Vehicle, Child Abuse, Numerous Other Felonies”

  1. np630ss on March 3rd, 2021 11:33 pm

    @Someone – where did you get the idea that lockup was full of the “morale police”?
    Here’s a clue – it is NOT. Those locked up are the dregs of humanity. They couldn’t care less what somebody else is in for. They are only interested in smokes, drugs, sex and when they will get out. The notion that they “take care of” women abusers, child molesters etc – is false. That’s what’s in there!

  2. Josh Jones on March 3rd, 2021 3:05 pm

    “possession of a firearm by a convicted felon is no longer a minimum mandatory!!!”

    Citation, please. Otherwise it’s FAKE news.

    F.S. 790.23 states possession is a second degree felony. F.S. 775.087 states”… a person who is convicted for possession of a firearm by a felon or burglary of a conveyance shall be sentenced to a minimum term of imprisonment of 3 years if such person possessed a “firearm” or “destructive device” during the commission of the offense. “

  3. Someone on March 3rd, 2021 11:21 am

    tbh he is goin to get the crap beat out of him in prison because there’s 2 things they do not play about and that’s abusing kids and hitting women!! he’s going to get what he deserves in prison!

  4. D on March 3rd, 2021 9:53 am

    possession of a firearm by a convicted felon is no longer a minimum mandatory!!!

  5. sam on March 3rd, 2021 8:18 am

    i’m betting he’ll be out on the street in no time.

  6. paul on March 2nd, 2021 4:18 pm

    No revolving door justice.. He was and is a public menace caring only about drugs and money. Remove him from society. Two loaded firearms and no respect for the law. This is why we all need to support those who put themselves in harms way to protect us. Think about that judge when it is sentencing time.

  7. Inigo Montoya on March 2nd, 2021 2:56 pm

    A felon with a firearm? INCONCEIVABLE!!!

  8. ROOT on March 2nd, 2021 1:31 pm

    No worries our wonderful judges will let him out in a few days

  9. Josh Jones on March 2nd, 2021 1:17 pm

    Florida has a minimum mandatory 3 year prison term and up to 15 years for possession of a firearm by a felon. I wonder if this is what actually happens in real cases.

  10. Mom on March 2nd, 2021 12:36 pm

    Finally someone with no bond!!!

  11. chris on March 2nd, 2021 12:34 pm

    ” possession of a firearm by a convicted felon,” Gun laws!! They work so great!

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