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Two men face handgun charges

September 17, 2009

Two men from Prince George's County, Md., were charged after a Hagerstown Police officer noticed a handgun on the floor of a car on Park Place last Saturday, according to Washington County District Court records.

Anthony Renard Blackwell, 23, of Temple Hills, Md., was charged with handgun in a vehicle, possession of marijuana and other offenses, and Juan Sylvester Barnes, 25, of Hyattsville, Md., was charged with handgun in a vehicle and other offenses, according to court records.

Officer T. Kelley, who was in the 400 block of Park Place at 4:44 a.m. Saturday, walked past a 2009 Ford Focus and saw a handgun on the passenger-side floor, according to court records.

Blackwell and Barnes were seen getting out of the car earlier and were found near South Potomac and Baltimore streets, according to court records.

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In addition to a 9 mm handgun, marijuana was found in the car, police said.

Barnes has a robbery conviction in Prince George's County and Blackwell was convicted of robbery with a deadly weapon there, according to court records.

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