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McKeesport police seize 2 guns in separate incidents

Michael DiVittorio
| Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, 1:36 a.m.

McKeesport police took two guns off the streets in separate incidents Tuesday.

Captain of Detectives Tim Hanna said officers responded to a domestic situation at 3:15 p.m. near the intersection of Grant Street and Federal Avenue.

A male was reportedly chasing a female with a handgun. Officers made contact with the couple and questioned them.

Hanna said the male, a 17-year-old from McKeesport, admitted chasing the woman but denied having a handgun.

Police questioned the woman and searched her purse, and located a semi-automatic 9-mm handgun with a live round in the chamber.

She was identified as Shakeia Cash, 18, of McKeesport, and charged with possession of a firearm with altered manufacturer's numbers and carrying a firearm without a license.

Hanna said the boy later told police it was his weapon, and he is charged with possession of firearms by a minor and possession of a firearm with altered manufacturer numbers.

Officers also made a traffic stop at 5:42 p.m. near the intersection of Brownlee and Pirl streets.

Police noticed the occupants of a blue Ford Escape making suspicious movements. Officers searched the individuals for weapons and obtained permission to search the vehicle.

Hanna said officers recovered a high-point .45 caliber handgun with 10 rounds underneath a sweater in the vehicle, and an Echo leaf blower believed to have been stolen from the Home Depot in North Versailles Township.

Police charged Jayron Dudley, 18, of McKeesport with carrying a firearm without a license, firearms not to be carried without a license, escape, resisting arrest, possession of a firearm with altered manufacturer's numbers and criminal mischief. Brent Argyle, 29, of McKeesport was apprehended on a warrant from North Huntingdon Township for retail theft. Another occupant was searched and released.

Hanna said information on all three individuals is being sent to North Versailles Township police for possible charges for the leaf blower.

Michael DiVittorio is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-664-9161, ext. 1965, or mdivittorio@tribweb.com.

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