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Police: Man used gun to rob victim; two others arrested
By: Jesse Martinez
EL PASO, Texas Three men are facing charges after one of them allegedly robbed a man of his cellphone and wallet with a gun in northeast El Paso.
The incident happened around 2:40 p.m. Monday when Matthew Silva, 21, Andray Harris, 24 and Damian Arce, 19, met with the victim in the 8300 block of Dyer Street.
Police said Silva approached the victim, showed him a handgun and took his wallet and cellphone before fleeing the scene.
The three were spotted by police a short distance away in a 2012 Nissan Altima. After a traffic stop, Silva tried to run from officers but was caught after a short pursuit, police said.
Police said they also found 5.4 grams of cocaine inside the vehicle.
All three were arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance more than 4 grams and less than 200 grams.
Silva was also charged with evading arrest, and he also had an outstanding warrant for an aggravated assault with a deadly weapon charge from an incident that happened on Oct. 24, police said.