2 arrested for gun charges in Monessen
By Valley Independent
Published: Saturday, March 3, 2012,
MONESSEN — City police arrested two Monessen men along Braddock Avenue Thursday after responding to a call of shots fired in the 600 block of Knox Avenue.
Michael Standard, 20, no address available, and Jashawn Mackall, 18, of 642 Braddock Ave., were both arrested for allegedly being in possession of guns.
Standard, who allegedly had one gun, was charged with poss-ession of a firearm by a proh-ibited person, firearms not to be carried without a license and reck-lessly end-angering another person, police said.
Mackall, who police said had two guns, was charged with receiving stolen property, firearms not to be carried without a license and recklessly end-angering another person.
One of the guns Mackall allegedly had was reported stolen, police said.
Both were arraig-ned by Magisterial District Judge Frank Pallone, of New Kensington.
Standard, who was wanted on a warrant from another case, was held on $25,000 straight cash bond. Bail was denied on the new charges, police Chief Mark Gibson said.
Pallone also denied bail for Mackall.
Both were transported to Westmoreland County Prison by sheriff's deputies.
They are both scheduled for preliminary hearings at 10 a.m. March 9 before Magisterial District Judge Joseph Dalfonso, in Monessen.
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