Four Chattanoogans charged in Murfreesboro gun store theft
A gun store theft in Middle Tennessee resulted in the arrest of four people from Chattanooga.
Police were called to Bullseye Gun Gear & Pawn in Murfreesboro on Tuesday to investigate a possible theft.
When police arrived, gun store employees were holding six people at gunpoint in the parking lot.
Murfreesboro police said employees told them three males came into the store wanting to look at handguns.
"While holding the guns, two of the males ran out of the door with the firearms," a spokesperson explained.
Store employees chased the suspects and detained them. They also held three other people who were in the getaway vehicle until police arrived.
The employees were able to get the stolen guns from the vehicle before officers even got there.
Officers then found two additional loaded guns in the vehicle.
Evan T. Bell, 21, and J'Darrius J. Rice, 19, and two 17-year-old boys were arrested and charged with theft of property. Bell was also charged with criminal impersonation.
"One of the 17-year-old males was arrested for two previous gun thefts at Bullseye Gun Gear & Pawn and not for Tuesday’s theft," police added.
Police did not charge the two other individuals.