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                   JCPD NEWS RELEASE

SUBJECT:

Felony Arrest

DATE:

10/19/19

TIME:

5:41 p.m.

PREPARED BY:

MPO Brady Higgins

APPROVED BY:

Sgt. Roberts

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

On 10/19/19, officers of the Johnson City Police Department arrested Tupac A Shakur (576 Broad St Elizabethton TN, 40 year old male) and charged him Aggravated Assault, Resisting Arrest, Simple Possession of Meth, and Unlawful Drug Paraphernalia.

At 5:41 p.m., officers responded to a call at 2215 E Unaka Ave. in reference to an individual who had active warrants from Carter County Sheriff’s Department. As they arrived, officers observed a vehicle leaving with the suspect inside. The vehicle was later located 1908 E Unaka Ave. and contact was made with Tupac Shakur who was sitting in the passenger seat. Officers attempted to placed him in custody and he pulled away reaching at his waistband. Mr. Shakur then attempted to turn towards officers with a knife in his hand before being taken to the ground. After a brief struggle, Mr. Shakur was placed in custody. Mr. Shakur was in possession of a syringe and multiple baggies of methamphetamine. 

Shakur was placed under arrest and transported to the Washington County Detention Center where he is being held in lieu of $18,000 bond. Arraignment is set for 1:30 p.m. on 10/21/19 in Washington County General Sessions Court.

 

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