2 Paducah teens arrested, charged with robbery - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

2 Paducah teens arrested, charged with robbery


Two McCracken County teenagers were taken into custody early Wednesday after they broke into a home, brandished a gun and demanded money and drugs.

Shurrod L. Wilbon of the 1100 block of Tennessee Street called police at 5:37 a.m., saying two white males had kicked open the front door of his home, waved a handgun and demanded “money and dope.”

Another resident of the home said she heard a knock on the door and looked through a peephole just before the door was kicked open.

She said she recognized one of the two young men, and provided a name to police.

The residents said they told the two young men that they didn’t have any money, and the two fled.

While responding to the call, Officer Austin Guill saw a white Dodge pickup truck leaving the area and recognized it as matching the description of one reported stolen to the McCracken County Sheriff’s Department.

Guill attempted to stop the truck, but it fled.

Guill pursued the truck until the driver lost control and the truck hit a utility pole at Bridge Street and Ashbrook Avenue, where the driver ran away.

The passenger, a 16-year-old, was taken into custody.

With assistance from PPD K9 Junior and his handler, the McCracken County Sheriff’s Department, police searched the area for about 2 ½ hours before locating the driver in the yard of a home on Clements Street.

A 16-year-old was charged with first-degree burglary and first-degree robbery.

A 17-year-old was charged with first-degree burglary, first-degree robbery, first-degree fleeing and evading (motor vehicle), leaving the scene of an accident, first-degree criminal mischief, receiving stolen property (less than $10,000), reckless driving and possession of a handgun by a minor.

Both were lodged in McCracken County Juvenile Detention Center.

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