Teens with BB guns frighten driver

Teens with BB guns frighten driver

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Some Region 8 teens are in trouble after police responded to reports of criminal mischief and them pointing a BB gun at someone.

According to the Jonesboro Police Department incident report, a man told police that someone in a maroon Jeep pulled a gun and pointed it at him while he was driving on Main Street Saturday.

The man said he was driving north on Main Street when he stopped at the light at Nettleton.

He said a maroon Jeep Cherokee pulled into the left turning lane next to him.

He said the left, rear passenger reached into the back cargo area of the Jeep and pulled out a "rifle with a muzzle (suppressor) on it and pointed it at him," according to the report.

He said the man with the gun then laughed and the Jeep turned west onto Nettleton.

The man told police he was scared for his life and was afraid he was going to be shot.

The man told officers there was four black men in the car around 20 to 25 years old.

He also gave them the license plate number for the Jeep. He said one of the taillights was busted out on the vehicle and it was covered with tape.

Officers were then dispatched to Georgia Drive in reference to people shooting BB guns out of a vehicle and damaging property.

Officer Erik Johnson, who took the first call, said the incidents were related.

Later, at 9:30 p.m., Officer Tanner Middlecoff was dispatched to Bill's Fresh Market, 4225 Stadium Boulevard, for criminal mischief.

A witness said he or she saw two black men in a red SUV shoot out a light in the parking lot.

Officer Middlecoff found the vehicle at the intersection of Stadium Blvd. and Rook Rd. and stopped them.

He asked the people in the car, which were two minors, if there were any BB guns in there. The passenger said there was.

Both of the boys were asked to step out of the vehicle and were checked for additional weapons.

They consented to a search of the car. Two BB guns were found in a backpack.

They were both full of BBs and had pressurized CO2 cartridges on them.

Several extra cartridges and BBs were also found inside the backpack.

When asked if there were other people in the car earlier, the driver said his younger cousin and another friend were in the back seat.

The two teens were then taken to their homes, where their guardians were told to contact the criminal investigation division of JPD on Monday.

The two BB guns, the container of BBs and the CO2 cartridges were logged into evidence at the police department.

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