Teen Indicted for Theft of Guns and a Vehicle
SAN ANGELO, TX – Seventeen year old Jonathan A. Tucker has been charged with the theft of multiple firearms including the unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.
The vehicle which was initially reported stolen on Monday, April 13, 2020, was a black 2015 Ford F250 pickup which had multiple firearms located inside passenger compartments at the time of the theft.
Just before noon on April 14, officers with the San Angelo Police Department received information from the vehicle's owner indicating the stolen pickup was located outside of the Stadium Oaks Apartments off of Industrial Avenue. As responding officers arrived on scene they were able to locate the stolen vehicle parked and unoccupied at the time.
Through further investigation Jonathan A. Tucker was identified as the prime suspect, who was later apprehended inside a residence at the Stadium Oaks Apartments.
Members of the SAPD S.W.A.T. Team and Anti-Crimes Unit responded to the scene in order to assist in the arrest where officers were eventually able to use a PA system to get Tucker to surrender peacefully.
During his arrests officers located Tucker in possession of a .45 caliber revolver which was later determined to be apart of the eight total firearms that were removed from the stolen vehicle.
The remaining seven missing firearms have yet to be found at this time.
SAPD urges anyone with any information regarding the location of the stolen firearms to contact the San Angelo Police Department immediately.
As of May 12, 2020, Jonathan A. Tucker, was indicted on multiple charges including one count of Theft of Property > = $30K<$150K and eight counts of Theft of a Firearm.
Penalties associated with Tuckers indictment include:
- Theft of Property > = $30K<$150K : Which is a third degree felony in the state of Texas that carries a punishment of 6 months imprisonment to life behind bars, with fines not to exceed $10,000 under the Texas Penal Code.
- Theft of a Firearm : Which is a state jail felony that carries a punishment of 180 days to two years imprisonment, with fines not to exceed $10,000.
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