Two arrests were made Tuesday and more are expected to come after authorities in Madison County, Alabama, were alerted to a “Mannequin Challenge” video posted to social media depicting a shootout involving several men who were believed to be convicted felons.
The shootout wasn’t real, of course, but the guns were and led to the execution of a warrant by the Madison County Sheriff’s Office, the Huntsville Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The search turned up two handguns, one older single barrel shotgun, one assault rifle, along with multiple magazines and ammunition, multiple packs of marijuana and a tactical vest.
Kenneth White, a 49-year-old convicted felon, was arrested and charged with first-degree possession of marijuana and certain persons forbidden to possess a firearm. He is being held on a $30,000 bond.
Terry Brown, 23, was also arrested and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and loitering, as well as promoting prison contraband, a charge which came after authorities discovered he was in possession of marijuana after his arrest.
Capt. Mike Salomonsky said more arrests are expected to come.
“There are several persons in the video who may be convicted felons,” Salomonsky said. “So, we’re going to try to do some identification, work with the ATF and see if we can generate any charges out of that.”
Capt. Salomonsky @ media event for search warrant at viral video mannequin challenge residence-guns & drugs seized. pic.twitter.com/qsDNcyLPQQ
— Madison Sheriff AL (@mcsosheriffAL) December 6, 2016
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