Metro Nashville Police officers arrested three teens and recovered two stolen vehicles Friday morning.
Officers located a 2009 Acura TSX sedan just before 9 a.m. in an alley on the 1200 block of 1st Avenue Southwith a 17-year-old male asleep in the driver’s seat.
It had been stolen just hours before at 6 a.m. from the Shell station at 580 Donelson Pike. The owner had left the car unlocked and running. A handgun was also in the vehicle at the time it was stolen.
The second stolen vehicle, a 2018 Hyundai Tucson, was also found there with two other teens asleep inside. It was reported stolen on Monday. The teens were a 17-year-old and 18-year-old Marques Newsom.
It was stolen after the driver pumped gas at Eddies Market, 4438 Heath Road. The victim reported that the suspect entered the SUV from the passenger side and drove off.
Newsom, of 11th Avenue South, is charged with theft of property and unlawful handgun possession (he had been sitting on the stolen gun). Prior to his arrest, he was free on $3,500 bond for his August arrest for vehicle theft. Newsom is now being held in lieu of $3,000 bond.
The teen in the Acura had the owner’s nine-millimeter handgun in his front pocket. A second handgun, reported stolen in Bowling Green, Kentucky, was recovered from the Hyundai.
Both 17-year-olds are charged in Juvenile Court. The teen from the Hyundai is charged with resisting arrest and vehicle theft. The second 17-year-old is charged with vehicle theft and handgun possession during the commission of a felony.