Two Sulphur Springs men were jailed Saturday on felony charges for allegedly busting into a Brittany Square apartment and holding three people inside at gunpoint Saturday morning.
Police responded to a 911 disturbance call at Brittany Square apartments Saturday morning. Two men reportedly entered a residence at gunpoint and made threatening statements to the three family members inside, police said Monday.
"One of the gunmen allegedly threatened to kill one family member. The second guy was called to see if he could positively identify the guy he had a problem with. Initially, the gunman wasn’t sure who he was looking for. He tried to get the second one to identify the person. He held all three,” Sulphur Springs Police Sgt. Detective David Gilmore said Monday.
Two other people arrived at the apartment. A fistfight broke out between one of the new arrivals and one gunman.
“No shots were fired. We believe this incident to be drug-related,” SCU Sgt. Mark Estes said Monday.
Three people, including the two gunmen, left and drove to Mockingbird Plaza, then got a ride to Sewell Lane. Two people returned to the Mockingbird Plaza parking lot, where police found them with the suspect vehicle. Kenneth Craig “Ain’t Right” Vickers, 35, of Sulphur Springs was taken into custody at 10:23 a.m. Saturday in the parking lot for unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon. A search of the Blazer revealed a loaded pistol and an assault rifle, the weapons said to have been used in the offense. Vickers was taken into custody for felon in possession of a firearm, according to the investigators
Further investigation by police and SCU investigators, aided by patrol officers, resulted in Royce Wayne “Jake” Sewell, 22, of Sulphur Springs being identified as the second suspect. Vickers was served at jail and Royce Sewell at a family residence with a first-degree felony burglary of a habitation with intent to commit aggravated assault warrant each. Sheriff’s deputies aided in Sewell’s arrest, according to Gilmore.
“Both are looking at potentially a lot time. Both have criminal histories,” Gilmore said.
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