The victim told deputies that he went with some friends to trade and sell a pair of “high-end, named-brand” shoes. While at the location, the victim allowed several people, including the suspect, to try on the shoes that he was trying to sell. The suspect told the victim that he wasn’t returning the shoes and he flashed a handgun that was tucked under his shirt.
According to CCSO, the suspect feared for his life and ran to safety and called the sheriff’s office.
“Deputies quickly arrived at the scene and encountered individuals who matched the suspect’s description,” CCSO said on its social media account. “Deputy Troups noticed one individual who appeared noticeably nervous and had a prominent bulge in the front of his waistband.”
The suspect fled the scene after being informed the deputy was going to do a search. Troups and other deputies caught the suspect and discovered a fully loaded firearm with an extended magazine.
CCSO said that the victim was able to identify the juvenile suspect who was arrested and taken to jail.
Clay County Sheriff’s Office wanted to remind the community that if you intend to buy or sell items privately do so at the following Safe Trade Zone locations :