Tyreon Lasanjae Woodard was found hiding in a crawl space following a shooting at the home.
The trial has been set for a man facing multiple felony charges following the Sept. 13 shooting that led to the discovery of firearms and drugs.
Tyreon Lasanjae "Taco Trump" Woodard, 22, 321-B S. Marshall St., plead not guilty Friday in Des Moines County District Court to two controlled substance violations, both class C felonies; four counts of possession of a firearm by a felon, all class D felonies; and two counts of failure to a affix drug tax stamp.
Woodard was arrested on warrants for probation violations and second- and fifth-degree thefts a after a shooting that left one man injured occurred outside a home at 241 S. Ninth St. Upon searching the home, police found Woodard hiding in a crawl space on the second floor and arrested him on unrelated Des Moines County warrants for probation violations and second- and fifth-degree thefts.
While searching the second floor, police also found a loaded .45-caliber handgun and a small safe containing crack cocaine separated into 13 baggies, 193 ecstasy pills and $704 in cash.
A search of the rest of the property yielded three more firearms — two AK-style rifles and a 9-milimeter handgun — stashed in bushes in the backyard. Cockleburs like the ones officers got stuck on them while searching the bushes were found in the second-floor crawl space as well as in Woodard's clothing and hair.
While at the Des Moines County jail, Woodard spoke to a man identified only as Fred over the phone. When Fred asked what was taken from the house, Woodard tells him they got the "money, dope and guns" before describing the bushes where they were stashed, according to the criminal complaint. Calls made by inmates at the jail are recorded.
Police also checked Woodard's Facebook account, where he goes by the name of Taco Trump, and saw multiple photographs of Woodard holding firearms appearing to be the same as the ones recovered from the home.
Woodard, who has a felony conviction in Louisiana for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, was arrested on a warrant for the felony drug and weapon charges Sept. 28 while still in custody.
District Court Judge John M. Wright ordered Woodard and his public defender, James H. Carter, next appear in court at 11 a.m. Dec. 3 for a pretrial conference and set Woodard's trial for 9 a.m. Dec. 18 in the Des Moines County Courthouse.
In addition to the drug and weapon charges, Woodard also will stand trial for the alleged theft of a necklace valued at about $1,300 that was stolen from a Burlington woman Sept. 28, 2017.