Police get tip, arrest three on handgun charges

May 05, 1994|By Gregory P. Kane | Gregory P. Kane,Sun Staff Writer

Southern District police officers, acting on a tip from a surveillance team of county police, Annapolis police and FBI agents, arrested three men on handgun charges Monday afternoon, police said.

An agent in the FBI's Annapolis office had told the surveillance team that three men were traveling east on Route 50, heading for Annapolis.

The agent, who declined to be identified, said he received an anonymous tip that the men were armed and on their way to the vTC Annapolis area.

Police stopped a 1980 BMW around 1:30 p.m. on the parking lot of the Jennifer Square Shopping Center. Members of the surveillance team saw one man with a Tec-9 semiautomatic pistol, which was later found inside the car, police said.

John Henry West III, 38, of the 4600 block of Heath St., Hillside, and Sheldon Lee Jones, of the 2100 block of Gross Ave., Annapolis, were each charged with one count of possession of a handgun by a convicted felon.

James Kynard Alston, 27, of the 6100 block of Perry St., Landover, was charged with one count of transporting a handgun on the roadway.

All three men were being held at the county jail yesterday afternoon. Mr. West is being held in on $2,500 bail; Mr. Jones is being held on $10,000 bail. Mr. Alston's bail was set at $3,000. He was scheduled for a bail review hearing yesterday afternoon.

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