1 juvenile arrested, 1 pending charges after stolen firearms recovered

(Source: McCracken County Sheriff's Office)

MCCRACKEN COUNTY, Ky. (KBSI) – One juvenile faces charges and another has pending charges in the case of some stolen firearms.

The McCracken County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Reid Circle area of McCracken County on Feb. 20 for a complaint of two firearms thefts.

A deputy learned that two separate victims reported that unknown parties had entered into their unlocked vehicles and took a firearm. A vehicle that was involved with the thefts was located. A sheriff’s deputy identified two 16 year old suspected to be responsible for the thefts.

On Feb. 21, McCracken County Sheriff’s detectives conducted interviews with the juveniles and recovered both firearms from a home on Park Avenue.

One juvenile was arrested and taken to the McCracken County Juvenile Detention Facility for two counts of receiving stolen property- firearm, one count of wanton endangerment 1st degree, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia. The wanton endangerment charge stems from leaving the firearms in a bedroom belonging to a small child.

The second juvenile is pending charges at this time.

The sheriff’s office was assisted by the Paducah Police Department School Resource Officers.

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