PITTSBURGH - Authorities arrested two men Thursday who were
wanted on probation violations involving firearms charges.
Sheriff William Mullen said deputies arrested Eugene Boozer,
52, from Homewood and Sheridan Marsh, 23 from East Liberty.
According to Mullen, Boozer's charges of possession of firearm prohibited and discharging a firearm originate from an incident in October 2009, when a police officer encountered a large group of people running in all different directions.
The officer found Boozer, with a shotgun in hand, firing a shot in the air to scare neighbors that he had thought were involved in shootings over past weeks.
Boozer was taken into custody and charged accordingly.
In August 2008, city officers noticed a man, later identified as Sheridan Marsh, holding an object consistent with a firearm by his hip.
As officers neared Marsh in their vehicle, they could confirm that it was a firearm and began chase.
After a brief foot chase, which Marsh threw the holster and firearm, officers were able to take him into custody.
Marsh was charged with carrying a firearm without a license, prohibited acts and resisting arrest.
Boozer and Marsh were to abide by guidelines set forth in their probation, which both failed to do.
Since the two men had firearms' related charges, Sheriff Mullen placed them both on the Sheriff's Office "Most Wanted" Firearms Offenders list, which is aimed to keep firearms out of criminal's hands.
Boozer was placed on the list in October and Marsh in late December.
Thursday morning, sheriff's deputies were traveling on Kelly Street in Homewood when the observed an individual matching Boozer's description walking down the street.
After positive identification was made, deputies placed him into custody without incident.
Soon after Boozer's apprehension, deputies received information that Marsh was staying at an address in the 300 block of Rodman Street in East Liberty.
After making entry into the residence, Marsh was found hiding in an upstairs bedroom.
Like Boozer, Marsh was taken into custody without incident.