Five guns seized in raids

YOUNGSTOWN – Police seized five semiautomatic guns while serving a search warrants Tuesday at two separate addresses.

Members of the Vice Squad serving a warrant at a 150 E. Avondale Ave. home on the South Side about 7:20 p.m. Wednesday found 21-year-old Butler Johnson inside. He told police he had a concealed carry permit and showed them the 9 mm Ruger he was carrying.

As officers went inside, two men jumped out a back window, police said. The men were chased on foot and later caught. Police found two bags of marijuana near the area where the men were running, reports state.

Johnson was arrested on a charge of carrying a concealed weapon because he did not have his permit with him and there was no record of a permit being filed in his name, reports state.

Also arrested were Marquise Garrett, 19, on the charges of obstruction of justice and tampering with evidence; Kendall Jones, 20, for two felony counts of possession of drugs and two misdemeanor counts of possession of drugs; and Dwalyen Sellers, 18, on the charges of obstruction of evidence and tampering with evidence.

They all have preliminary hearings set for Tuesday.

Earlier Tuesday, police found four of the guns while serving a warrant at a 152 N. Dennick Ave. home on the North Side.

Also found in that home was a bulletproof vest and more than $4,400 in cash. Five people were also arrested in that raid. Their names were not available Thursday.