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Firearms theft leads to arrests

A report of stolen firearms led to the arrests of three men and a juvenile on weapons charges.

Washington

Kentravian Washington, 17, of the 400 block of S. Abney Street, was arrested Saturday, April 2, for illegal carrying of weapons and possession of a firearm in a gun free zone.

Detavious Elkins, 17, of the 100 block of McArthur Street, was arrested for illegal carrying of weapons, possession of a stolen firearm and possession of a firearm in a gun free zone.

Darnell Hawkins, 19, of the 600 block of Constable Street, was arrested for obstruction of justice.

Minden Police Chief Steve Cropper says the juvenile was

Elkins

arrested on roughly the same charges as Washington and Elkins.

Around 1:30 p.m., Cropper says the four were observed walking down Constable Street.

“We’d received a report that there were four males walking the streets that were possibly in possession of stolen firearms,” he said. “When the four noticed the patrol car, all of them took off running. All four were detained, and it was discovered they were all carrying concealed handguns on their persons.”

Hawkins

He says before they were detained, Washington, Elkins and the juvenile gave their guns to Hawkins to hide in his residence.

The firearm in the juvenile’s possession and the one in Elkins’ possession were the two reported stolen, the chief says, adding the juvenile’s grandfather reported the guns stolen.

The guns were located and seized.

Cropper says the four were walking within 1,000 feet of a school zone.

They were all transported to police headquarters for booking.

Minden Press-Herald

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