by Tina Johansson
Pleasant Prairie Police arrested two men Sunday, on weapons charges in two separate incidents.
“We are very proud of our officers for getting these men off the streets. Not only did both men have a handgun, both had masks with them,” said Lt. Paul Marik of the Pleasant Prairie Police Department.
At 4:05 a.m. Jan. 15, while conducting a traffic stop on a Cadillac sedan in the 7700 block of Green Bay Road, police detected the odor of marijuana coming from the passenger of the vehicle.
While searching the vehicle, police report finding a loaded semi-automatic .22 caliber handgun in a backseat arm rest, marijuana, and loose ammunition scattered about the passenger side. The driver, 26-year-old Toneray Nathan Buckhalter of Zion, was taken into custody and charged with carrying a concealed weapon and possession of cannabis. Police said the suspect also received numerous traffic citations. He is being held at the Kenosha County Jail.
Not only did both men have a handgun, both had masks with them.” Lt. Paul Marik, Pleasant Prairie Police Department
Also on Jan. 15 at 12:39 p.m., officers conducted a traffic stop on a Buick sedan near Highway 31 and Springbrook Road. During the stop, the lone occupant and driver of the vehicle, Tony Areginald Keith, 28, of Kenosha, fled on foot but was apprehended a short time later. A search of the car revealed a loaded .40 caliber semi-automatic handgun under the driver’s seat, said police.
Officers learned that Keith was on probation for a past felony conviction for reckless use of a weapon. He was taken into custody and charged with felony possession of a firearm, resisting an officer, and carrying a concealed weapon, a knife. The man also received several traffic citations and is currently being held in the Kenosha County Jail.
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