Police in Pinehurst, intent on combating juvenile mischief, arrested two youths in possession of firearms Monday, Feb. 17, according to a news release from Chief Fred R. Hanauer III.
Pinehurst Police Department Officer Jocelyn Trussell observed two young men walking in the 3200 block of Lancelot Street in Pinehurst. Due to recent reports of juvenile mischief, Officer Trussell detained the two youths, and patted them down. Both of the subjects were reportedly in possession of loaded handguns, one a Hi-point 9mm semi-automatic handgun and one a Raven .25-caliber semi-automatic handgun. Trussell arrested 17-year-old Devin Michael Gray and 18-year-old Kevondric Fezia, both of Orange, for unlawfully carrying a weapon. Gray was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, police report.
Chief Hanauer said earlier in the month, a citizen reported that a house had been "egged" in the neighborhood where the men were walking, and he had assigned extra patrols in the area.
Gray was being held on a $5000 bond for unlawfully carrying a firearm and a $500 bond for possession of drug paraphernalia. He has since posted bond. Fezia is still being held on a $5000 bond for unlawfully carrying a weapon and a $2000 bond on an unrelated charge, reportedly stemming from his failure to make good on his last bond posted after he was arrested for possession of marijuana previously. If convicted, both men could face up to one year in jail and a $4000 fine for current charges.