WFPD Arrest Two for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm

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Kwamain Martinell

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Xavier White

On June 15th at approximately 4:45 am officers with the Wichita Falls Police Department were dispatched to the 3200 block of Harrison in reference to a check suspicious person call.  Officers were advised that three males wearing all black were in the area Martin Plaza Park.

When officers arrived they located three males matching the description given in the call at the intersection of Harrison and Berkley.  One of the subjects was identified as 18 year Xavier White.  A records check revealed that he had numerous warrants for his arrest.  He was placed into custody and during a search incident to an arrest officers located a loaded .45 caliber handgun in the front of his waistband with a fully loaded magazine and an additional loaded magazine in his pants pockets.

Officers also identified 18 year Kwamain Martinell as one of the other subjects.  He gave officers consent to search him and when he went to stand up a .380 caliber handgun fell out of his pants.  Officers discovered that it was loaded with one round and that he had additional live rounds in his pockets.

Neither subjects had a license to carry permit therefore they were both arrested and transported to the Wichita County jail without incident where they were charged with unlawful possession of a firearm.

The third subject, a juvenile male, was clear of warrants and when officers were unable to locate a parent or guardian to release him to they transported him to the teen shelter.

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