A 29-year-old man was held Saturday on $252,000 bail at his arraignment on charges he drove recklessly through the streets of Hempstead and Uniondale on Friday evening -- pushing a female passenger out of the moving vehicle and throwing guns and ammunition out of the window as he fled.
Oralus C. Sebea of Uniondale pleaded not guilty at his arraignment Saturday in First District Court in Hempstead. He was held on $250,000 bail for the charges in Friday's arrest and on $2,000 on two outstanding warrants. His family declined to comment at the courthouse.
Just before 6 p.m. Friday, police officers driving on Fulton Avenue spotted Sebea driving a 1993 Chevrolet Suburban with temporary Tennessee license plates. In preparing to stop him for failing to signal at a left turn, police activated their emergency lights and sirens, police said.
Sebea increased his speed and reached over to the passenger door, pushing a woman out of the car, police said. He continued to drive through numerous stop signs, discarding a silver revolver with a black handle out of the passenger side window, a black box containing "a large amount of ammunition" and a black Interdynamic KG-99 semiautomatic handgun, all while driving recklessly through the streets, according to police.
At one point, police said, Sebea drove into oncoming traffic on Greenwich Street in Hempstead. He then stopped his car in the 1000 block of Van Buren Street in Uniondale and fled on foot, detectives said.
Nassau County Police Department Bureau of Special Operations, Emergency Service Unit, Aviation, canine and First Precinct officers all responded to the scene.
Sebea then entered a house at 1016 Adams St. in Uniondale where, police said, officers got all of the occupants out of the home, and Sebea was identified and placed under arrest. A Plainfield M1 carbine assault rifle was found on the driver's side floor of the vehicle, police said, but the silver revolver was not recovered.
Sebea, of 506 Cedar St. in Uniondale, is being charged with second-degree burglary, three counts of third-degree criminal possession of a Weapon, reckless driving, second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and improper turn / failing to signal. He due back in court Oct. 22 and Oct. 23.
Detectives also found Sebea had two open warrants from Nassau County on charges of unlawful possession of marijuana and bail jumping issued on Jan. 20, 2012, and July 10, 2013, respectively. He was convicted of a felony in 2009, according to court documents.