Man arrested at Mesa hotel on burglary, weapons charges
Jul 16, 2021, 2:53 PM
(Mesa Police Department Photo)
PHOENIX — A man was arrested at a Mesa hotel last week after allegedly making threats with a knife and trying to hide a gun and drugs, authorities said.
Corey Tyner, 29, was taken into custody and booked into jail for eight charges, including first-degree burglary, narcotic drug sales and weapons violations.
The incident occurred shortly after 1 a.m. on Sunday near Main Street and Higley Road with officers responding to the Colonade Motel about a man threatening with a knife.
Upon arrival, officers detained Tyner.
Further investigation into Tyner led police to find ammunition, drugs and a gun with a drum magazine illegally converted into a fully automatic weapon, all within reach of his three children, authorities said.
A witness told police Tyner entered their motel room and hid a firearm as well as a bag of “blue pills” under the kitchen sink.
Police said Tyner told them he tried to conceal the items in the other motel room and that he is a prohibited possessor and convicted felon who was recently released from a prison in Oklahoma.
Tyner confirmed to officers the blue pills were his Fentanyl, authorities said.
He’s currently being held on a $5,00 bond.