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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

ATF Press Release

Contact: Los Angeles Field Division
For Immediate Release
Tuesday, August 22, 2023

Two Fugitives Arrested in Long Beach after 2-Hour Stand Off on Firearms and Narcotics Charges

LONG BEACH, California – The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) working with Long Beach Police Department and the U.S. Marshal Service (USMS) arrested two documented gang members who have been eluding law enforcement since 2021 for outstanding warrants originating out of Louisville, Kentucky.

Jerlen Lewayne Horton, 29, originally of Louisville, and Chicoby Tryvest Summers, 28, originally of Louisville, were arrested without incident following a two-hour standoff at a Long Beach luxury high-rise apartment complex in the 700 block of Ocean Ave. LBPD SWAT made the arrest early this morning. During the arrest, a state search warrant was executed at the suspects’ residence with law enforcement seizing a firearm along with other evidence.

Horton and Summers have been eluding law enforcement since Nov. 3, 2021, when they escaped during an attempted arrest in Kentucky. Stemming from that incident, Horton was charged in state and federal court for aggravated assault, as well as drug- and firearms-related charges. Additionally, the USMS issued a federal warrant for Horton for violating the terms of his supervised release.

Summers has state and federal warrants for stolen property and firearms offenses. Summers is also accused of cutting off his court ordered GPS monitoring device. As a result, the USMS issued a warrant for violating the terms of his supervised release on Nov. 3, 2021. 

The men have extensive criminal histories and prior arrests for firearms and drug offenses. Both are associated with the Victory Crips, a street gang operating out of Louisville.

According to the warrant, Horton and another male - believed to be Summers - subleased the Long Beach apartment under different identities.

Both defendants are expected to be extradited to Kentucky.

“The arrest of these fugitives demonstrates ATF’s commitment to bringing offenders to justice,” said Special Agent in Charge Shawn Morrow of the Louisville Field Division.  “If you use a firearm to break the law, ATF and our partners will ensure you are apprehended and brought to answer charges. I am grateful for the hard work of Louisville Metro Police Department, the United States Marshals Service, and the outstanding support from the Long Beach, California Police Department.  We appreciate each agencies’ commitment to keeping our communities safe.”

ATF works with its local, state and federal partners to investigate firearms-related charges and provide resources to reduce violent crime in our communities. This case was initially investigated by Louisville Metro Police Department and ATF Louisville Field Division. The USMS Pacific Southwest Regional Fugitive Task Force, LBPD and ATF Long Beach Office were brought in to provide investigative support and assistance related to the nature of the federal firearm offenses and the capture of the fugitives. This case is being prosecuted out of U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky, Assistant U.S. Attorney Frank Dahl.

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