RESERVE, LA (WVUE) - Seven men were booked Wednesday on illegal possession and use of weapons charges after they were found with stolen guns, ski masks and gloves, according to the St. John Parish Sheriff's Office.
Just after 1 a.m., deputies responded to a call of shots fired in the area of 200 Chad B. Baker Street in Reserve. The caller reported seeing a white Durango and a gray Charger speeding down the street toward LA 44.
A responding unit saw the vehicles and followed them east on Airline Highway to the Belle Pointe Subdivision, where they went in two different directions. One patrol unit stopped the Durango on Airline Highway at East St. John High School, while another unit stopped the Charger on Airline Highway at Rue De Sante.
Four males from the Durango were detained, and deputies recovered a handgun from the rear passenger seat, according to the Sheriff's Office. Deputies detained five males from the Charger and recovered two handguns, a rifle and a shotgun. The shotgun was reported stolen out of New Orleans. Deputies also recovered dark-colored ski masks and gloves from both vehicles.
During interviews with detectives, the suspects gave conflicting stories about why they were on Chad B. Baker Street. The investigation is ongoing, and detectives anticipate additional charges will be filed.
Adrian Mosley, 17, of New Orleans – illegal possession of a stolen firearm; $50,000 bond
Travis Brown, 33, of New Orleans - illegal possession of a stolen firearm; $50,000 bond
Jamir Montegut, 20, of New Orleans - illegal possession of a stolen firearm and illegal possession of an unregistered firearm; $80,000 bond
Devanta Powell, 21, of Chalmette – illegal use of a firearm; $50,000 bond
James Fox, 19, of New Orleans - illegal possession of a stolen firearm; $50,000 bond
Charles White, 23, of Kenner - illegal use of a firearm; $50,000 bond
Alvon Jones, 20, of Metairie - illegal use of a firearm; $50,000 bond