Two men are being held without bond in the Westmoreland County Prison on weapons violations after police said they were found illegally in possession of guns in a Southwest Greensburg home.
Jamie Rayques Espy, 32, of Southwest Greensburg, and Kyra Malik Seifullah, 21, of Warren, Ohio, were charged this week with unlawful possession of a firearm and carrying an unlicensed gun.
Jeannette police on Tuesday investigating an armed robbery and home invasion spotted a Dodge Charger matching the suspect vehicle’s description parked outside a Mt. Pleasant Street home in Southwest Greensburg, according to court papers.
A man, identified as Seifullah, and woman walked outside the house and immediately turned away after seeing officers near the car, police said. They claimed to have just arrived in town to visit family, but Greensburg police reported seeing the man at that location recently.
Investigators got a search warrant for the home and returned later to find Espy and a woman in the basement. Authorities found drug paraphernalia and two loaded handguns in the basement, as well as ammunition and digital scales elsewhere, according to court papers. Seifullah told investigators he recently got a gun from a friend in Ohio.
Both Espy and Seifullah are convicted felons and prohibited from having a firearm, police said.