Police: Syracuse Trio Busted With 5 Guns, Heroin And Cocaine!


Jaytaj R. Battle, 22, Anita G. Mason, 46, and Terrell L. Porch, Jr., 17 (left to right).

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — When Syracuse police officers searched 105 Lombard Avenue, they found guns and drugs spread throughout the house, according to felony complaints filed in City of Syracuse court.

In all, police found five guns, four digital scales, $4,000, 3.7 grams of cocaine, 5.5 grams of heroin, glassine envelopes and rubber bands, court records said.

Anita G. Mason, 46, Jaytaj R. Battle, 22, and Terrell L. Porch Jr., 17, were arrested Wednesday and charged with various drug-related and weapon-related crimes, court records said.

Mason and Battle face four counts of felony criminal possession of a controlled substance, six counts of felony criminal possession of a weapon, five counts of criminal possession of a firearm, three counts of criminal possession of stolen property, two counts of misdemeanor criminal possession of a controlled substance and two counts of criminal use of drug paraphernalia, court records said.

The two were also charged with unlawful possession of marijuana, court records said.

Porch faces two counts of felony criminal possession of a controlled substance, one count of felony criminal possession of a weapon, five counts of misdemeanor criminal possession of a weapon, five counts of criminal possession of a firearm and two counts of criminal possession of stolen property, court records said.

The cocaine was split into three separate containers — two knotted plastic bags and a pill bottle — court records said. One of the plastic bags was found in a backpack in the dining room while the other plastic bag and pill bottle were found on top of an HVAC work duct, court records said.

More than three grams of the heroin was split into 84 glassine envelopes, while 2.2 grams of heroin were found in a knotted plastic bag, court records said. The envelopes were spread throughout the house: three in a dresser drawer, 41 in the backpack, 30 on a bedroom floor and 10 on a dining room table, court records said.

Officers also found marijuana in multiple rooms, court records said.

One of the guns, a Bryco Arms/Jennings .380 caliber gun, was found in a top dresser in a bedroom, court records said. A Ruger P95 9mm gun was found on the floor near a kitchen sink, court records said. Three guns — a Llama Mini-Max .40 caliber gun, a Bryco Arms/Jennings 9mm gun and a Raven Arms MP-25 .25 caliber gun — were found in a blue Adidas duffle bag in a front bedroom, court records said. Each gun was loaded with the proper ammunition, court records said.

Two of the guns were reported stolen, court records said. The Llama Mini-Max .40 was reported stolen in the City of Fulton on Aug. 2, 2016 and the Ruger P95 9mm was reported stolen in Baldwin, Georgia on Dec. 14, 2010.

One scale was found in a top dresser drawer in a rear bedroom, two scales were found in a kitchen cabinet and another scale was found on top of a cold air vent, according to court records.

Mason and Porch are being held on $50,000 bail and $100,000 bond while Battle is being held on $40,000 bail and $80,000 bond, according to the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office’s justice center inmate lookup.

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Black Chicago cop charged with sexually assaulting Black Male suspect who was in custody at hospital!


An on-duty Chicago police officer sexually assaulted a suspect in his custody last month at a South Side hospital, Cook County prosecutors alleged Tuesday.

Carlyle Calhoun, 46, a 10-year department veteran, was ordered held on $200,000 bail on charges of aggravated criminal sexual assault and official misconduct.

In court, prosecutors said police seized incriminating photos from Calhoun’s cellphone and DNA evidence linked the officer to the crime.

Calhoun, who most recently had been assigned to the Gresham police district, was relieved of his police powers and placed on paid desk duty early last month after police learned of the allegations, department spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said. The department will move to suspend him without pay since he has been criminally charged, he said.

The male victim, whose age was not given, was arrested early Feb. 3 on a misdemeanor charge. When he expressed suicidal thoughts, Calhoun and another officer were assigned to take him to St. Bernard Hospital and guard him while he underwent observation, prosecutors said.

When the other officer left to eat, Calhoun began to massage the man’s bare foot as his left hand and foot were shackled to the bed, Assistant State’s Attorney Ahmed Kosoko said.

Calhoun then grabbed the victim’s genitals and took a cellphone photo of them, Kosoko said.

After the other officer returned, Calhoun escorted the man to a bathroom down a hall, according to the prosecutor. Inside, he sexually assaulted the man despite his protests to stop and again took a photo of his genitals, Kosoko said.

Within minutes after Calhoun left, the man told hospital staff about what had happened. Swabs taken from the victim matched Calhoun’s DNA, and revealing photos of the victim were recovered from Calhoun’s phone, Kosoko said.

Calhoun’s attorney, Tammy Wendt, noted in court that Calhoun is a respected police officer with no criminal background. In November, she said, he negotiated with a knife-wielding man for three hours to ensure the safe return of the man’s daughter. In addition, he helps care for his elderly mother, Wendt said.

Over Wendt’s objections, Judge Sophia Atcherson said Calhoun must surrender any firearms in his possession if he posts bail. The judge did not grant prosecutors’ request to place Calhoun on electronic monitoring if he is released from custody.

Wendt declined to speak with reporters after the hearing.

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