Two arrested in Southington after stolen vehicle, firearms found

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SOUTHINGTON — Two Waterbury men were arrested Tuesday after police discovered a stolen vehicle and firearms at a local restaurant, authorities said.

Keon Jesi Mayes, 21, and Xavion Dwight McMillian, 20, face multiple charges including weapons violations and larceny, according to Southington police.

Officers responded to Moe’s Southwest Grill on Queen Street at 720 Queen Street around 8:30 p.m. on June 20 for a reported disturbance.

While investigating, they spotted a white 2018 BMW 750 sedan matching the description of a vehicle that had previously eluded police.

Upon approaching the car, officers found Mayes inside and detained him.

A vehicle identification number check revealed the BMW was reported stolen in New York.

As officers were investigating, McMillian exited the restaurant and approached the BMW.

When police attempted to detain him, he fled on foot but was quickly apprehended.

A search of the vehicle uncovered a Smith & Wesson MP15 rifle registered to McMillian and an unregistered SCCY 9mm pistol, police said.

Mayes was charged with carrying a pistol without a permit, illegal transfer of a firearm, and weapons in a motor vehicle.

His bond was set at $250,000.

McMillian faces charges including interfering with an officer, first-degree larceny, weapons in a motor vehicle, theft of a motor vehicle, and misuse of marker plates.

His bond was set at $300,000.

Both men were held at Southington Police Headquarters and appeared in New Britain Superior Court on Wednesday.

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