Midland Man Arrested For Having a Gun and Ammunition Near the White House
Two weeks after the insurrection at the Capitol in Washington, D.C., a Midland man was arrested for having a gun and ammunition near the White House.
According to the Midland Reporter-Telegram, Santiago Macias was reportedly asking for information about the Oval Office all while carrying a pistol and ammunition.
He had two loaded magazines, a pistol, and 79 rounds of ammunition at a park south of the White House fence and was arrested after getting the attention of a D.C. officer to ask for information.
The report states he asked the officer to give him some information about the Oval Office, the police officer then noticed a firearm holster on his dashboard and asked Macias if he had a gun in the truck.
Macias told the officer he did have a gun in the truck at which time the officer called for backup and the gun and ammunition were found in the truck and seized.
The firearm was identified as a Smith & Wesson 0.40 caliber pistol and was found wedged between the seat and console of the pickup.
Macias was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm, unregistered ammunition, and unlawful transport of a firearm.
A license for operating the freight shipping and trucking business he owns, Macias Trucking, was also found in the truck.
Macias' Facebook page profile states that he studied mechanics at Midland College.