Drunken men disturb family at Portage home
By Erin Guerra Post-Tribune correspondent July 5, 2012 1:06PM
Alex Wilson Sayre.| Provided Photo~Sun-Times Media
Updated: August 7, 2012 6:28AM
PORTAGE — Two very drunk men with a gun and a homemade knife disturbed their neighbors in Camelot Manor with threats early Thursday morning.
At about 3:55 a.m. Thursday, a family in the 500 block of Camelot Manor woke to the sound of people outside and saw two men standing between their mobile home and a shed. One of the men — later identified as Alex Mitchell “Mitch” Wilson-Sayre, 25 — had a silver handgun behind his back but kept dropping it, causing him to hide it in his pants pocket instead.
A 22-year-old man went outside with a baseball bat and spoke with Wilson-Sayre and the man accompanying him, Daniel Chavez, 23, also of Camelot Manor. Although Wilson-Sayre initially accused him of calling his girlfriend a derogatory name, the man eventually convinced him that he had never spoken to the woman, and they ended the conversation with a handshake.
However, soon after he went back inside, the victim told police, the two men shut off the power to his house and slashed a tire of a relative’s vehicle. When he confronted them, Wilson-Sayre allegedly pointed the gun at him and reiterated his earlier complaint, and he also said he was going to shoot the man’s next-door neighbor for calling his girlfriend a name.
Both suspects ran before police arrived but were arrested outside Wilson-Sayre’s home, in the 600 block of Camelot Manor. Wilson-Sayre, who still had the loaded gun in his pocket, was charged with two felonies, pointing a firearm and felony intimidation; and misdemeanor carrying a handgun without a permit. Police said Chavez attempted to run and fell to the ground — hitting his head and being temporarily knocked unconscious — when an officer grabbed him by the arms. Chavez, who reportedly had a homemade knife, was arrested for misdemeanor false informing and resisting law enforcement. Chavez was treated and released at the Portage hospital.