Man got two guns after bar fight, court hears

Police seized two guns and 34 rounds of ammunition before a man returned to a club where he had gotten into a fight, a magistrate heard yesterday.

The revelation was made by investigating officers Sergeant 138 Victoria Dames-Carroll, who interviewed and charged Nikita Wallace, Latario Farrington, Herbert Mackey, and Jason Ferguson in relation to the August 4 seizure. The two .45 caliber pistols, three magazines and 39 rounds of ammunition were allegedly found in the center console of the Chevrolet Cruze driven by Mackey.

Police made the alleged discovery following a car pursuit that ended near St. Barnabas Church.

Mackey, who initially told Dames-Carroll, that the car belonged to Ferguson — later admitted that the car belonged to Anwar Lightbourne, who had left the vehicle with him to repair the brakes.

Dames-Carroll said that Mackey told her that Ferguson got into a fight at a club and asked for a lift home. Mackey claimed that Ferguson returned to the vehicle with two guns and directed him to return to the club.

Mackey said he tried to talk Ferguson out of it and said that they were arrested on the way back to the unnamed club.

Mackey claimed that he was “afraid” as he had “heard things about what [Ferguson] does”.

Ferguson has been accused of murder multiple times, but has no convictions.

Ferguson’s lawyer, Roger Gomez Jr., objected to the admission of Mackey’s interview, saying that it was prejudicial and could not be used as evidence against his client.

Magistrate Samuel McKinney overruled the objection.

Mackey, who is unrepresented, did not challenge the contents of the interview.

All of the other defendants denied knowledge of the firearms.

Tonique Lewis represents Farrington, who is serving time for another gun conviction and Maria Daxon represents Wallace.

Inspector Philip Davis prosecuted. The trial continues on February 12.

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Artesia Davis

Artesia primarily covers court stories, but she also writes extensively about crime.

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