ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. – Two Duval County teens have been charged with grand theft auto and carrying a concealed weapon in an incident Tuesday morning, the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office said.
Deputies said they responded to reports of a suspicious vehicle in the 1100 block of Sandlake Drive in the World Golf Village at 7:40 a.m. and arrived to find two juveniles walking on IGP at I-95.
The Sheriff's Office said a deputy approached the pair, identified as Chaddrick Cartees Daniels, 15, and Nehemiah Lemar Harden, 15, and saw a .380 Ruger in the grass near one of them. During a pat-down search, deputies said a second gun, a .380 Taurus, was found in the pant leg of one of the teens.
Deputies said an investigation revealed that Daniels, Harden and another assailant had been in a Nissan Maxima that became disabled on Sandlake Drive, so they split up to allegedly find a vehicle to break into and steal.
Deputies said the the third person involved found a Nissan Frontier with the keys left inside in the 100 block of Paradas Place and left the area before he could pick up Daniels and Harden. Officials are now searching for that person.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 888-277-8477.