A continuing concerted precision policing effort by detectives assigned to a special robbery initiative led to the arrest of three people Wednesday night on Ed Temple and Dr. Walter S. Davis Boulevards. Officers conducted a traffic stop on a Ford Explorer going 60 miles per hour in a posted 40 mile per hour zone.
There were five people in the car, including a man in a pink sweatshirt that detectives conducted surveillance on earlier in the night after they observed him carrying a firearm with an extended magazine (seen in the attached photo). That person, later identified as Ricardo DeLeon, 18, was visiting from Georgia and admitted to having a firearm and marijuana in the vehicle. DeLeon is charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of a weapon while under the influence.
Also in the vehicle was Keriesha Majors, 26, out on bond for the October 2019 homicide of her girlfriend, Kaylin Smith, at 2400 Buena Vista Pike. Majors admitted to detectives that a Smith & Wesson .40 caliber firearm, stolen out of Wilson County in 2018, was in the vehicle. Majors was arrested and charged with theft of a firearm.
Another man, Tywan Hatcher, 25, was in the Ford Explorer and found to have five outstanding warrants at the time of the stop. Hatcher was taken into custody for felony evading, felony probation violation, felony theft, felony failure to appear and a community corrections probation violation.
The driver of the vehicle was issued a traffic citation for speeding and for not having a driver’s license.
The fifth person in the vehicle was not charged and released.