Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Felon in Possession of Handgun Arrest

      On Tuesday, November 1, 2011, at approximately 0149 hours, Cpl. Strickler was flagged down by two citizens in the 400 block of West King Street in reference to a black male carrying a firearm.  Ptlm. Shelton then located the subject at the intersection of King Street and Church Street and recognized the subject as Kevin Hairston.  As Ptlm. Shelton exited his vehicle, he noticed something in Hairston’s right coat pocket.  Hairston failed to comply with orders to stop and put his hands on his head.  Hairston continued to approach Ptlm. Shelton and Ptlm. Shelton then observed what appeared to be the barrel of a firearm in Hairston’s coat pocket.  Ptlm. Everhart arrived on scene and Hairston was placed against Ptlm. Shelton’s cruiser and advised to put his hands behind his back.  Hairston then reached towards the firearm and Everhart and Shelton took him to the ground and were able to place him into custody.

A Davis Model P-32 caliber semi-automatic handgun was located in Hairston’s coat pocket.  Hairston has numerous previous felony convictions and was charged with being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm.  He was processed and transported to Eastern Regional Jail to await arraignment.

Arrested was : Kevin Hairston
                     No Fixed Address
                      DOB: 7-7-1959