Man, teen face firearms charges in Dyersburg

DYERSBURG, Tenn. (KBSI) – A man and a teenager face charges after a disturbance call led to illegal weapon possession arrests.

Dyersburg police responded to Sellers Drive on Aug. 14 around 2:15 a.m.

An officer who was traveling on Upper Finley Road saw a vehicle leaving the area with two people in the back seat wearing hoodies trying to conceal their faces.

The officer tried to stop the vehicle as it turned onto Alvinwood Circle. Several of the occupants ran on foot. Police say one of the back seat passengers ran with an AR style rifle.

Additional officers arrived and chased the suspect on foot.

Alonzo Pickett, 25, of Dyersburg, was arrested and faces charges of felony evading arrest and unlawful possession of a firearm. Pickett was being held pending Dyersburg City Court action.

One of the passengers in the car was a 17-year-old Dyersburg teen. Officers found a handgun and an AR 15 .223 lying in the front passenger seat of the vehicle.

The teen was taken into custody and charged with unlawful possession of a firearm. The juvenile was ordered to be held in detention by Dyer County Juvenile Court Services, pending a detention hearing in Dyer County Juvenile Court.

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