Silver Spring Man Arrested for Stolen Semi-Automatic Rifle

Montgomery County Police say that they have arrested 28-year-old Humberto Guerra, Jr. of Silver Spring on two outstanding criminal warrants resulting from a traffic stop on February 17.

The AR-15 recovered during that stop was later determined to have been stolen during a burglary in Alexandria, Va.

Officers observed 29-year-old Maria Argueta of Silver Spring, who had an outstanding warrant for burglary from March 4, and her brother, Guerra Jr., getting into a grey Honda CR-V at a 7-Eleven store in Germantown on May 16.

When officers conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle, Argueta and Guerra Jr. provided officers with false identities to avoid arrest. Upon exiting the vehicle, officers observed a semi-automatic pistol on the rear passenger seat. Officers determined that the serial number of the pistol had been destroyed. Guerra Jr. and Argueta were both arrested, according to an MCPD news release.

Khyarah Hazel Taylor, 24, of Gaithersburg, was also in the back seat of the vehicle with the firearm next to Guerra Jr. and Argueta. Upon arrest, she was transported to the Central Processing Unit where she was charged with firearms-related offenses and possession of controlled dangerous substances.

Myles Bennette, 29, of Baltimore, was also arrested from the vehicle after officers determined that he had an active warrant. He has been transported to the Central Processing Unit for further processing.

The charges against Guerra and Argueta include providing false statements, possession of controlled dangerous substances, as well as charges relating to firearms. They are also being held at the Central Processing Unit, MCPD said.

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