NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — Two men were arrested Monday after officers witnessed an argument escalate in Newport News.
Around 12:45 p.m., officers were in the area of Main Street and Jefferson Avenue when they saw a burgundy vehicle stopped in the road. A man, who police identified as 23-year-old Anthony Deshawn Brown Jackson, got out of the vehicle and approached another man on the sidewalk.
Police say the two men got into an argument and Jackson pulled a handgun out. The other man ran off down Main Street. Jackson then got back in the vehicle and the driver, 19-year-old Kevin Reyes, chased after the other man, police say. Officers stopped the vehicle on Colberts Lane and both Jackson and Reyes were detained.
A four-year-old girl, Jackson’s daughter, was in the vehicle. She was not in a car seat, according to police.
Officers recovered a handgun from the vehicle.
Jackson, of Newport News, is charged with pointing or brandishing a firearm, carrying a concealed weapon, abuse and neglect of a child: reckless disregard for life and two counts of assault on a family member. Reyes, of Hampton, is charged with abuse and neglect of a child: reckless disregard for life and reckless driving.