19-year-old Shallah Brown was charged with two counts of theft of property, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, unlawful possession of a firearm, evading arrest, and resisting arrest after he left a stolen vehicle on the side of the highway and then ran from police.
On November 6th, Mount Juliet Police Officer Casey Clark stated that after being dispatched for subjects walking along the roadway, he saw a disabled 2015 Honda Accord on I-40 near mile marker (MM) 228. Per the report, he observed two subjects, one being Shallah Brown and the other to be his 13-year-old brother, walking along the side of the road near MM 226. He stopped to provide potential motorist assistance.
Officer Clark asked the two if they were carrying weapons on them, to which Shallah stated he only had a pocket knife. Officer Clark advised to do a pat-down, for his safety and found a handgun magazine in Shallah’s front pocket. Because of this, Officer Clark advised him that he was to be detained. Shallah then pulled away from him and the two fled the scene. As they were running, Officer Clark observed that Shallah was wearing a black backpack. During a large search of the area that lasted throughout the night, a backpack that matched Officer Clark’s descriptions was found inside the area of Stonegate Mobile Home Park with a 9mm Taurus handgun inside.
According to a computer search, the gun was reported stolen in Locust Grove, Georgia on November 6th during a vehicle burglary. After a reported sighting at a nearby BP McDonald’s located at 125 Mt. Juliet Road, both Shallah and his brother were found hiding in the restroom. During the investigation, a computer check showed the vehicle in question was reported stolen on November 4th from High Point, North Carolina. The value of both the car and the gun totaled approximately $15,250.
Shallah Brown was arrested and charged with two counts of theft of property, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, unlawful possession of a firearm, evading arrest, and resisting arrest. He is currently jailed in lieu of a $20,000 bond.