On Monday, December 8, 2008, the Eastern Panhandle Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, along with the Martinsburg Police Department Special Response Team, executed a search warrant at 110 South Kentucky Avenue, Martinsburg WV, in regards to an ongoing drug investigation. The Special Response Team was utilized to make forced entry into the residence, which resulted in 3 subjects fleeing the residence out of a back door.
Task Force officers were stationed to the rear of the residence and encounter two male subjects fleeing while brandishing each a .357 handgun. Both subjects were taken into custody and identified as Lateef McGann and Jesse Jarvis. Upon searching Mr. McGann, a quantity of crack cocaine was located on his person, which resulted in him being charged with Possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine. Mr. Jarvis was determined to be a convicted felon and was charged with being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm. A female identified as Shaina Jarvis also fled out of the back of the residence and was charged with Obstruction.
Also charged with Obstruction in the incident was Bernadino Perez, who refused to comply with police commands upon entry into the residence.
A search of the residence yielded a sawed off shotgun, 2 other shotguns and a third handgun. In total, 6 firearms were seized from the residence and its occupants.
All subjects arrested were taken to the Eastern Regional Jail to await arraignment.
Charge: Possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine