GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - Because 19-year-old Holton Wade Saucier reportedly took steps to make his rifle ready to fire in the presence of witnesses, he's now charged with a crime. And so is 18-year-old William Cordell Kennon.
They're the teens who created a stir Sunday night at the Gulfport Walmart by walking into the store with a weapon. People inside the Walmart that night called police. The store was evacuated and the SWAT team rushed to the Highway 49 location.
At the time, neither teen was charged with a crime.
Now, five days later, police say Saucier is accused of disturbance in a public place and disturbance of the public peace or the peace of others. Kennon is accused of disturbance in a public place.
Both suspects posted bond.
In a news release announcing the arrests, Gulfport Police Chief Leonard Papania wrote, "When persons act with deficiency in intelligence and responsibility, it can be both dangerous and unlawful."