Two teens arrested for allegedly attempting to sell stolen firearms

A pair of Pahrump teens were arrested over the weekend after allegedly attempting to sell stolen firearms.

A 17-year-old male juvenile and a 16-year-old male juvenile were taken into custody Sunday by the Nye County Sheriff’s Office and charged with possession/sale/transfer of a stolen firearm, possession of a dangerous drug without prescription, conceal evidence and obstruction for the incident.

The situation began when a woman called the sheriff’s office to alert them that two male juveniles were on the way to her residence to sell her the alleged stolen guns.

When NCSO deputies were en route to the home on the 4000 block of Savoy Boulevard, they were told the two suspects were in the home conducting the sale.

Upon arriving at the residence, deputies made contact with the reporting resident and as well as the two suspects, one of which fled the scene.

Patrol units set up a perimeter but one of the two suspects was able to elude police, while the other was apprehended in the driveway of the residence.

A patrol sergeant allegedly witnessed the suspect toss a small paper box into the bushes, which was found to contain narcotics.

During the initial investigation, NCSO detectives realized that the suspect’s vehicle had fictitious plates on it and the vehicle was impounded for improper registration and searched for impound inventory. During the inventory, detectives found one stolen firearm and two other stripped firearms. Detectives later found that the three firearms were arranged to be sold for $400.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information regarding this case is urged to contact Detective Fowles at 775-751-7000.

Contact reporter Mick Akers at Follow @mickakers on Twitter.

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