SWAT team visits two homes; three arrested

Two of the men were charged with owning firearms as felons.


Published: Friday, January 7, 2011 at 5:54 p.m.
Last Modified: Friday, January 7, 2011 at 10:27 p.m.

Members of the Alachua County sheriff's SWAT team were called out to make arrests at two residences early Friday.

At one home the deputies found two convicted felons in possession of loaded guns, authorities said.

The guns were found inside a residence at 7119 SW 45th Place, where SWAT team members arrested William Henry Cain, 43, and Michael Anthony Collins, 28.

Deputies said they found a loaded, .380-caliber, semi-automatic handgun in the nightstand next to Cain's bed and a loaded, .9mm, semi-automatic handgun under the mattress of Collins' bed.

According to the arrest reports, both men were charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Florida Department of Corrections records show Cain has served seven state prison sentences since 1987 for drug-related, weapons-related, battery and forgery convictions.

He was most recently released from prison in February 2008.

Collins' previous felony record was not immediately available.

Investigators said the other residence where the SWAT team was deployed, 1016 SW 62nd Terrace, was the location of two undercover drug buys a few weeks ago. Court records show the deals were videotaped.

The resident arrested at the second house was Joe Nathan Mack, 29, who was charged with two counts each of possession of cocaine, sale of cocaine and maintaining a drug dwelling.

State prison records show Mack was released from prison in April 2010 following a two-year sentence for aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.

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