A 16 year old boy was taken into custody Friday at the county complex after a Sheriff’s Department Deputy found a pistol and marijuana on him.
The officer was called to the complex around 11 a.m. Friday after the boy, who has a violation of probation offense against him, was spotted in the weight room.
The deputy confronted the boy and asked him if he had anything on him. As the officer conducted a pat down search, the boy reached into his own waistband where he had a 9 millimeter pistol. The officer quickly took the boy to the ground, placed handcuffs on him, and found the gun and a bag of marijuana.
Other officers from the DeKalb County Sheriff's Department and Smithville Police Department quickly responded to provide support.
Sheriff Patrick Ray explained how the incident unfolded.
“I received information that the juvenile was at the County complex in the weight room. He had a violation of probation out of juvenile court to pickup and hold him. I had a deputy respond to the complex and he saw a young boy in the gym area and asked the boy his name. It was the juvenile. The deputy asked the juvenile several times if he had anything on him. The juvenile stated no. The deputy began a pat down search on the juvenile and the juvenile reached into his own waistband. The deputy then grabbed the juvenile and took him to the ground. After placing cuffs on the juvenile the deputy found a 9mm pistol with a loaded clip in the juvenile’s waistband. There was not one chambered. Also found on him was a bag of a green leafy substance believed to be marijuana weighing 0.25 ounces in a pair of shorts the juvenile was wearing under his pants,” said Sheriff Ray.
The officer has taken juvenile petitions on the boy for simple possession of a schedule VI drug (marijuana) and unlawful possession of a weapon. He will be in Juvenile Court on Wednesday, December 20th.