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Dyersburg, Tenn. police arrest 3 on weapons charges

DYERSBURG, TN (KFVS) -

Dyersburg, Tennessee police arrested three people Thursday evening on weapons charges.  

Prince Hopkins, 19, of Dyersburg was charged with with unlawful possession of a weapon, and evading arrest.

Adrian Cobb, 22, of Dyersburg was charged with a felon in possession of an unlawful weapon, evading arrest, and burglary.

According to Dyersburg Police Captain Steve Isbell, officers patrolling near McIver Apartments around 11:30 p.m. Thursday, were flagged down by the property manager about some suspected trespassers. 

Officers then found three people on the property and say one of the people there was Prince Hopkins who had an outstanding warrant.

The three suspects fled after officers approached them. After a chase, officers caught Hopkins, Adrian Cobb and Whitney Young.

Officers recovered a loaded .380 caliber handgun, a .357 handgun, and a 9mm handgun.

According to Capt. Isbell, a gun check revealed two of the guns were stolen from two separate burglaries in Dyersburg, and the third gun was reported as stolen through the Knox County Sheriff's Department in East Tennessee.

He says the 9mm was one of 11 guns stolen recently at Cycle Works in Dyersburg.

Both men are being held in the Dyer County Criminal Justice Complex, pending a hearing in Dyersburg City Court on August 17.

Also on Thursday shortly after 9 p.m., officers patrolling on bicycles responded to a complaint of subjects loitering and possibly using drugs on Rawles Avenue.

Officers say they found several people in the road who all started to leave as the officers approached.

According to Dyersburg Police Captain Steve Isbell, Devanti White, 20, of Dyersburg was holding an open container of beer.

After an interview, officers say White he fled on foot. Officers caught White after a short foot pursuit and say he was armed with a loaded .38 caliber handgun.

White was charged with underage possession of alcohol, felon in possession of an unlawful weapon and evading arrest.

White was being held in the Dyer County Justice Complex pending a hearing in Dyersburg City Court on August 17.

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