By Jessie R. Box
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Two juveniles were arrested on Tuesday, July 1 at 9:53 a.m. when a Madison Police Department officer contacted the juveniles to issue a trespass warning.
According to the report, Patrolman Travis Johnson received a request on Tuesday, July 1, from the storeowner of the Second Chance store on Horry Avenue to give two juvenile males a trespass warning if he made contact with them. The juveniles had come into the store earlier that day and asked the storeowner questions about the firearms the store had in stock and if the owner was at the store alone. The questions made the storeowner suspicious. One was identified as wearing a red and white striped shirt and the other one was wearing a bright green shirt.
Ptl. Johnson made contact with two juveniles matching the description, identified as 16-year-old Reginald Davis and 12-year-old Raven Robinson, at the intersection of Third Avenue and Smith Street and asked if they had been in the Second Chance store on that day and they said yes.
As Ptl. Johnson was issuing the trespass warning, Corporal Jeff Rosenberg arrived on scene. Cpl. Rosenberg stood behind the juveniles and noticed an object protruding out of Robinson’s waistband. Cpl. Rosenberg conducted a pat search and located a black Colt Defender .177 caliber pellet gun.
Ptl. Johnson then conducted a pat search on Davis and found a Springfield Armory XD-40 .40 caliber handgun. Communication advised that the handgun had been reported stolen. The handgun had a magazine but was not loaded.
Robinson and Davis were arrested and transported to the Madison County Jail. Robinson was charged with carrying a concealed firearm. Davis was charged with carrying a concealed firearm and dealing in stolen property.