GULFPORT POLICE DEPARTMENT
MEDIA NEWS RELEASE
Lt. Howard Coombs
Public Information Officer
Gulfport, Florida -- Agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Gulfport Police Departmeent, Pinellas County Sheriffs Office and the St. Petersburg Police Department arrested a Gulfport man and an alleged accomplice on federal weapons charges. Paul Bernall and Homer High, both 23, were taken into custody on federal weapons charges, home invasions, and other crimes., police said today.
The two men are also suspects in several home invasion robberies and are considered repeat offenders, police said.
The two are jailed on conspiracy and federal weapons charges, police said, and are linked to home invasion robberies in the city. The State Attorney's Office is also considering filing state charges.