An anonymous 911 call during Tuesday’s early morning hours led Duncan police officers into a situation that could have been disastrous. Instead, the result is that three men with a history of dangerous crimes are now sitting in the Stephens County Jail.

Charges were formally filed Tuesday by the district attorney’s office on all three men, said Assistant District Attorney Josh Creekmore.

Four guns, three loaded ready for use, were in a tan van that officers attempted to pull over for a traffic violation as it exited the Gardens Apartments on South 27th Street, according to the police report. The driver did not immediately pull over and instead drove into the Greens Apartment complex, the report noted. The police statement also stated that one of the officers saw a bystander who was in the vicinity who appeared nervous and ducked behind a nearby vehicle when the traffic stop was made.

During the stop, the report said that one of the officers noticed what appeared to be the butt of a shotgun lying on the floorboard of the vehicle.

The report said that the men denied having any weapons, yet four guns were confiscated. Those were two loaded revolvers, a shotgun, reported stolen out of Lawton, and a semi-automatic pistol. The pistol was hidden in a CD case, the report noted. When officers patted the men down, they found a loaded magazine in the pocket of one of the men that fit the pistol.

Duncan Police Lt. Jimmy Williams said Tuesday morning that the traffic stop and subsequent arrests were due to a phone tip from a concerned resident. He said the arrests would not have happened if the person had not made that call. Five officers were involved in the stop and resulting arrests.

“Thank goodness we have good officers like them out there on that night shift so that our citizens can sleep at night,” he said.

The men arrested are Lloyd Montreal Lorne, also known as Twin, 32, of Oklahoma City; and Demetrius A. Addison, 32, and Glen Tyrone Overton, 33, both of Lawton.

Lorne and Addison have been charged as felons in possession of a firearm (also known as a felony after a former conviction of a felony). A conviction on the charge carries up to 10 years in the state penitentiary and a $1,000 fine. Each is being held on a $20,000 bond.

Overton has been charged with knowingly concealing stolen property, which carries a penalty of up to five years in the state penitentiary and a $1,000 fine. A second charge was filed for transporting a loaded firearm. It carries a penalty of up to six months in the county jail. He was the alleged driver of the vehicle Tuesday, according to the report and Creekmore. Overton was given a $15,000 bond.

Creekmore said Overton’s background didn’t show any felony convictions. He said that all three have various misdemeanor criminal history.

Williams said Lorne was a witness to the murder of Jonathan Ball, that happened in May 2008. Until Lorne’s arrest this week, he was out on bond for possession of a controlled dangerous substance within 1,000 feet of Douglass Park and he has prior felony convictions. Creekmore said a preliminary hearing for Lorne on the possession charge had been set for Thursday, but in April, defense attorney Ken Sue Doerfel filed a motion to withdraw from that case. Creekmore wasn’t able to say if the preliminary would go forth and that it was dependent upon Lorne obtaining another attorney between now and Thursday.

His three prior felonies include burglary, possession of a controlled dangerous substance and knowingly concealing stolen property. Lorne also has a history of criminal background in Texas, Creekmore said.

Addison also has a history of felony convictions, according to accompanying reports at the Duncan Police Department that were filed with the police officer’s statements.Overton has a criminal history, but no felony convictions Creekmore said. Accompanying reports filed with the officer’s statements at the DPD reveal that Overton, who allegedly has the alias of Damario Johnson, has alleged criminal history dating to 1995 and also in 2003, both in Las Vegas, Nev.

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