A Rolla man is charged with the unlawful use of a weapon and the stealing of a firearm after allegedly exchanging gunfire from a moving vehicle with someone in another vehicle ranging from Cambridge Road to Interstate 44.

The arresting officer, after hearing several reports of shots fired, interviewed Daultyn Comparato, age 19 of Rolla. According to the case’s probable cause statement, Comparato willingly agreed to speak with the officer after being advised of his Miranda Rights. 

Comparato told the officer he was involved in an altercation with a subject, identified by Comparato as Justin Tucker. According to the probable cause statement, Comparato told the officer Tucker confronted him while he was at the Casey’s on Highway 72. 

Upon trying to leave with his girlfriend, who was with him at the time, Comparato told the officer Tucker began following him in his vehicle, and eventually passed Comparato’s vehicle before blocking the roadway.

According to the probable cause statement, Comparato’s girlfriend then exited the vehicle. Tucker  allegedly pointed a shotgun with a sawed-off barrel at her out the driver’s side window and fired a shot. 

Comparato told the officer, according to the probable cause statement, that he then pulled out a 9mm gun and pointed it at Tucker. He explained he shot the gun at Tucker to “warn him to stop pointing the gun at his girlfriend.”

Comparato explained to the officer that both cars then left the area, with Comparato traveling to South Oak Street and exiting his vehicle. While they were on Oak Street, Tucker allegedly drove by and pointed a shotgun out the window. Comparato said he then fired three shots at Tucker from a revolver which he was in possession of, according to the probable cause statement. 

Comparator then allegedly reentered his vehicle and began following Tucker’s vehicle. The two began traveling east on Interstate 44. While the vehicles were traveling, Tucker reportedly fired again, and Comparato shot back with the 9mm. 

According to the probable cause statement, the vehicle Comparato was traveling in was stopped by the St. James Police Department. Upon searching the vehicle, the officer discovered a Smith and Wesson Body Guard .38 caliber revolver with a serial number of CRK0293. The gun was discovered to be a stolen firearm following a computer search. 

The 9mm pistol, identified as a Ruger Semi-Automatic, was found concealed on Comparato’s person with a serial number of 625-14268. A check was conducted on the second firearm, but the gun was not on file. 

Comparato was then arrested and charged with the offenses listed above. There are no charges currently made against Justin Tucker.