A Detroit man with at least 14 aliases had a large amount of heroin on him when he arrived at a Charleston emergency room after possibly shooting off his own testicle.
Ladarean Duran Mixon, 23, will be arrested on felony possession of heroin with intent to deliver as soon as he is released from Charleston Area Medical Center's General Hospital, said Lt. Steve Cooper, chief of detectives for the Charleston Police Department.
Kalvon Casdorph, 20, of Charleston and Lajaun Flood, 30, of Detroit, drove Mixon to the downtown hospital in a white Chevrolet Tahoe about 4:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sgt. Tony Hazelett said.
Police said the men caused a disturbance in the emergency room waiting area but took off before security could get to them. Officers later found the pair had thrown a package of prescription pills onto the awning over the entrance, Cooper said.
Hospital staff took Mixon back into the emergency room to be treated. The bullet was found lodged in his leg, Hazelett said.
"The physical evidence that we have indicates to us that he has more than likely shot his own testicle off," Cooper said. "It's not uncommon for criminals to shoot themselves in the groin area.
"They get guns, they load them up with bullets, they're untrained and the next thing you know they've got a gunshot wound to the crotch."
The shooting possibly occurred in a vehicle, Cooper said. Detectives still are investigating the shooting.
Mixon had more problems, however, as police said he gave officers several different names and had drugs on him in the hospital.
"When the victim was taken back into the ER a bag of heroin fell out of his pocket," Cooper said. "We're actually charging the victim with possession with intent to deliver heroin.
"He had given us the name Kalvon Cooper, when he initially was approached by detectives in the ER. He then changed that to Cortez Hooper, and then obviously we knew we had a problem with his identity."
Cooper said the man had 14 different names. Detectives took his fingerprints and found that his actual name was Mixon and that he was wanted out of Michigan for violating parole.
Mixon has numerous convictions for dealing drugs, robberies and home invasions, Cooper said. He said Mixon will be extradited back to Michigan but also faces serious charges here because of the heroin.