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LCSO: Man, juvenile found with gun inside stolen vehicle

Posted at 6:11 PM, Aug 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-21 18:11:07-04

LEON COUNTY, Fla. — A hit-and-run suspect and a minor were arrested after police found them driving a stolen vehicle.

On Tuesday, the the LCSO/TPD Auto Crimes Task Force was in the area of Dian Road following-up on an active investigation, when a stolen silver Chevy Impala was spotted driving through.

The LCSO S.P.I.D.E.R. Unit responded to the area and found the vehicle in the 3000 block of West Tennessee Street. A witness reported they saw two suspects running south from the vehicle towards Tennessee Street.

Multiple LCSO and TPD members saturated the area with assistance from Air-1 and LCSO's S.P.I.D.E.R Unit found the two suspects, Da’Aron Taylor and a juvenile.

A search of the suspects revealed a stolen firearm (Smith and Wesson .380) with an extended magazine found inside the juvenile’s pants pocket.

Both suspects were positively identified by witnesses as the people that fled from the vehicle.

Taylor is being charged:

  • Two counts of grand theft auto
  • Hit and Run
  • Driving with a Suspended/Revoked License
  • Giving false name/information to LEO

The juvenile is being charged with:

  • Grand Theft of a Firearm
  • Possession of a Firearm by a Delinquent
  • Carrying a Concealed Firearm
  • Possession of Ammo by a Delinquent
  • Trespass Conveyance
  • Giving false name/information to LEO