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15-Year-Old Accused Of Carjacking Early Voter

Posted: 11:52 AM, Apr 25, 2018
Updated: 2018-04-25 16:52:10Z

A 15-year-old has been charged in an armed carjacking involving a victim who had just voted.

Reports stated the incident happened outside the public library at the Global Mall in the 5200 block of Hickory Hollow Parkway around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday.

According to reports, the 15-year-old, later identified as Mario Gouda, approached the man outside the library and asked for an address. The victim has just participated in early voting.

The man then looked up the address on his cellphone and gave it to the teen.

Police said that’s when Gouda allegedly got out a handgun and ordered the victim out of his 2007 Nissan Maxima.

After the victim complied, Gouda drove away from the scene in the stolen vehicle.

The Maxima was spotted by an officer near Nashboro Boulevard at Murfreesboro Pike.

The officer said Gouda fled through a Kroger parking lot before turning into oncoming traffic on Nashboro Boulevard where he hit a tree in the median.

Gouda was arrested. Officials said they recovered a loaded, stolen nine-millimeter pistol with a laser sight from inside the vehicle.

Additional nine-millimeter ammunition was found in the console of the stolen vehicle.

Police confirmed the gun was reported stolen in 2015 from a gun store in Vandalia, Ohio.

Also discovered was a box of .40 caliber ammunition in Gouda’s front pants’ pocket.

Gouda refused to speak with detectives. He was charged in Juvenile Court with aggravated robbery.