Juvenile Crime Task Force Recovers Stolen Jeep, Seizes 3 Guns, Charges 4 Teens
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Juvenile Crime Task Force officers Tuesday night recovered a stolen Jeep and charged four teens with unlawful gun possession in a case that began with a call to police from a concerned citizen on N. Hill Street.
Task Force officers were in the area of Tony Sudekum Apartments when a citizen reported seeing several juveniles get out of a newer model Jeep Compass and pull on the door handles of other nearby vehicles. Officers quickly spotted the 2019 Jeep, which was stolen Monday from a parking garage on 17th Avenue South.
Citizens provided descriptions of the teens they saw get out of the Jeep. Minutes later, a 14-year-old who matched one of the descriptions was detained as he walked on Lafayette Street. The 14-year-old carried the keys to the Jeep and a loaded 9 millimeter pistol, which was stolen from Clarksville. The 14-year-old was charged at juvenile detention with auto theft, gun theft, and unlawful gun possession.
Further investigation led officers to a residence on Trimble Street, which smelled strongly of marijuana. Three other teens were inside: a 19-year-old, a 14-year-old, and a 13-year-old. During the execution of a search warrant at the residence, officers found a .22 caliber pistol with a high capacity magazine, a .25 caliber pistol without a serial number, marijuana blunts and a digital scale.
The second 14-year-old was charged at juvenile detention with 2nd offense unlawful gun possession, marijuana possession and possession of drug paraphernalia. The 13-year-old was charged with unlawful gun possession. The 19-year-old, Yolando Odom, was charged by citations with unlawful gun possession, marijuana possession, possession of drug paraphernalia, and contributing to the delinquency of minors.