Man arrested, other cited following report of brandishing at Merced motel
Above: Firearm seized during call | Merced PD
One person was arrested and another cited on suspicion of unlawful firearm and fentanyl possession, respectively, following a reported disturbance at a motel in Merced.
Shortly before 2 AM on Sunday, August 14, officers responded to a local Motel 6 to investigate a report of a man brandishing a firearm. A sergeant arrived on scene and reportedly witnessed a man matching the suspect’s description — later identified as 28-year-old Jamaine Mann — run across the courtyard and hide an item in a trash can. The item was discovered to be a loaded 10mm semi-automatic firearm (pictured above).
Mann was placed under arrest while other responding officers conducted a search of an associated motel room, reportedly discovering fentanyl tablets.
A second man present at the scene, identified as 23-year-old Tyrone Phillips, claimed that the pills were his, the Sheriff’s Office said.
Mann was ultimately booked at the Merced County Jail on several weapons charges with gang enhancements. Phillips was cited and released at the scene.