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Juvenile Crime Task Force recovers stolen car, 3 guns

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The Metro Police Juvenile Crime Task Force recovered one stolen vehicle and seized three guns in two separate incidents overnight.

While patrolling on Ben Allen Road in East Nashville, task force officers noticed a blue Nissan Rogue without a license plate parked at an apartment complex. A records check showed that it has been reported stolen from Benay Road on April 13 after the keys were left inside.

After interviewing residents, officers determined the SUV was being driven by a 17-year-old who lived nearby. Task force officers went to his apartment, received his mother’s permission to search it, and found the teenager in his bedroom. Officers also found two pistols concealed in a shoebox in his closet along with two digital scales.

The teen reported that he bought the Rogue from another teen, who he would not identify, for $40. He was taken to juvenile detention and charged with auto theft, unlawful gun possession and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.

In the second case, task force officers attempted to stop at 2007 Nissan Sentra on Kings Lane for running a stop sign. The driver sped away.

The car was located a short time later near Revels Drive and Woodale Lane. The three persons inside it fled on foot. One of them, a 16-year-old, was quickly apprehended. He was carrying a 9-mm pistol loaded with one round in the chamber and 13 bullets in the magazine. The 16-year-old is charged with unlawful gun possession, evading arrest and two counts of probation violation. He is also listed as a runaway from Kentucky.

The two other persons in the car, Kenyon Vaughn, 18, the driver, and Jabin Catron, 19, are charged with evading arrest and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. The Sentra belongs to Catron.

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