AUSTIN (KXAN) — At least seven people were arrested following the street takeover events around Austin over the weekend.
The Austin Police Department announced Tuesday in a news conference that four people were arrested Sunday.
Those four people are listed below:
- Ali Ahraf Nouredenne, 19
- Brian Javier Serrano Benitez, 19
- Joseph Springs, 41
- Lewis Uris Martinez, 31
APD arrested two people Saturday night.
Evidence seized during the arrests by APD included handguns and drugs, according to police.
Earlier Tuesday, KXAN obtained an affidavit indicating the Texas Department of Public Safety arrested one man in connection with the weekend events.
Jerry Antonio Gore, 22, was only in Austin this weekend for the street takeover and was from Dallas, the affidavit said.
Gore was arrested on evading arrest, reckless driving and other gun-related charges, documents show. According to the affidavit, Gore also had a gun reported as stolen out of Dallas in his car at the time of his arrest.
No attorney is listed for Gore as of Tuesday afternoon.
Documents show a DPS trooper who was helping the Austin Police Department with a “city-wide street takeover event” responded to Interstate 35 and East Anderson Lane where a “large crowd of pedestrians and vehicles blocked the intersection.”
The trooper wrote when officers arrived they found a gray Chevrolet Camaro and multicolor Dodge Charger drifting and doing burnouts in the intersection, as was seen in multiple videos of other street takeovers around Austin.
The trooper turned on his lights and sirens and the cars took off, according to the affidavit. The vehicles also turned off their lights to avoid being seen, it said.
The trooper reported the cars sped away, reaching speeds up to 150 miles an hour. One, the Camaro, was being followed by a DPS aircraft, documents said.
That aircraft was how officers knew that Gore had stopped at a 7-Eleven on Burnet Road where he was arrested in the bathroom.
He reportedly told officers he was visiting from Dallas, where he lived, and was only in town for the street takeover event.
Officers say they also searched the car and found a number of magazines in the driver seat floorboard and a loaded “short barrel rifle” in the car, which was reported stolen out of Dallas.
Gore shared conflicting stories about how the gun got in his car, including that it was a friend’s gun, according to documents.
The Travis County District Attorney’s Office initially said two felony cases had been referred to their office tied to the weekend incidents: One by APD and the other by DPS. It later clarified that only one DPS case had been filed with them.
“To date, one case has been referred to our office arising from these incidents by the Texas Department of Public Safety. This case is currently under review. Our office will be available to provide additional updates in the coming weeks,” a spokesperson said.