Pair of 15-year-olds cited in truck, firearms theft

Published 2:50 pm Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Two male juveniles are facing several charges after police found them in possession of a stolen vehicle and a stolen firearm during a traffic stop on Tuesday.

Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Chris Ivey said the incident began when deputies patrolling West Wood Street near South Nichols Street in Jennings observed a white GMC truck with a lightbar impairing oncoming traffic.

As deputies attempted to stop the vehicle, the driver sped up and turned onto South Summer Street where the two juveniles fled, he said.

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A search of the area by deputies and Jennings police officers netted two juveniles.

The owner of the truck was contacted, and deputies learned that the truck had been stolen from a local repair shop.

A stolen firearm was also located in the backpack of one of the juveniles.

The juveniles, who are 15 years old, were issued citations and released to their parents.

One juvenile was issued citations for possession of a stolen vehicle and resisting an officer. The second juvenile was cited for possession of a stolen vehicle, possession of a stolen firearm and resisting an office.