Springfield Police Arrest 3 Men With Loaded Firearm

pageBy Tiffany Williams –

Early Tuesday morning around 2:00 a.m. Springfield Police observed three males in 200 block of Chestnut street arguing with employees from the Top Shelf Bar. two males were holding back a third male but eventually the three males left the area in a vehicle being operated by a female. Officers were informed that one of the males implied that they had a gun.

Officers were able to locate the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop in the area of Carew St. and Cass St. The male who implied that he had a gun was identified as Ashawn Whyte. Officers during the traffic stop recovered a loaded firearm from the vehicle as well as some marijuana.

Ashawn Whyte, 27, of Springfield was arrested and charged with carrying a loaded firearm without a license, carrying a firearm without a license, possession of a firearm with a defaced serial number, possession with intent to distribute a class D drug and disorderly conduct.

Whyte was previously arrested by Springfield Police in February 2019 and in that incident he was in possession of a firearm while conducting a drug transaction. Whyte was in the February incident released by the court on $5,000 bail.

Also was arrested was Milton Reid, 30, of Springfield and Leonard Mitchell, 28, of Springfield.

Reid was charged with carrying a loaded firearm without a license, carrying a firearm without a license, possession of a firearm with a defaced serial number and possession with intent to distribute a class D drug. Reid also had an outstanding warrant that he was arrested on as well.

Mitchell was charged with carrying a loaded firearm without a license, carrying a firearm without a license, possession of a firearm with a defaced serial number and possession with intent to distribute a class D drug.

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