A “bar check” at a Harker Heights nightclub led to the arrest of two men who allegedly brought handguns onto the property.
Police arrested and charged Daniel Edward Watson, 22, and Michael Lynn Griffin Jr. with unlawfully carrying a weapon on licensed premises.
Both men were arrested after a Harker Heights police officer conducted a “bar check” just after midnight Saturday at the Rumors nightclub in the 1500 block of East Veterans Memorial Boulevard, according to arrest affidavits.
The officer shined a flashlight through the windows of vehicles parked at the club and found two cars that had handguns in plain view, the arrest affidavits stated.
The officer then had club staff locate the owners of the vehicles. Watson and Griffin left the club and told the officer they owned their respective cars and the handgun inside, the affidavits stated.
They were then placed under arrest. Justice of the Peace Garland Potvin arraigned Watson and Griffin, setting their bonds at $20,000 each.
Potvin also arraigned the following:
Joshua Paul Regal, 25, on a charge of theft of a firearm. Regal’s bond was set at $25,000.
Matthew James Veach, 26, on a charge of evading arrest with a motor vehicle. Veach’s bond was set at $20,000.
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