Two men who allegedly walked around an Inglewood neighborhood wearing camouflage and body armor were charged recently with carrying assault rifles, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.
Edmon Adonis Washington (dob 10/9/80) of Panorama City and Brook Thomas Lindsey (dob 11/1/85) of Encino each face one felony count of possession of an assault weapon, a Hi-Point semi-automatic assault rifle.
Case LA084093 also charges Lindsey with one felony count of unlawful assault weapon-.50 BMG rifle activity, a Hi-Point semi-automatic assault rifle.
Lindsey pleaded not guilty to the charges and is scheduled to return for a preliminary hearing on Aug. 31 in Department 120 of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, Van Nuys Branch. Arraignment for Washington was continued to tomorrow in Department 100.
On Aug. 16, Washington and Lindsey were reportedly armed with semi-automatic assault rifles while they walked around the area near 104th Street and Crenshaw Boulevard. Both defendants were later arrested in the San Fernando Valley.
If convicted as charged, Washington faces a possible maximum sentence of three years in county jail and Lindsey faces more than eight years in jail.
The recommended bail for Washington is $35,000 and $85,000 for Lindsey.
The case remains under investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department, Major Crimes Division.