18-year-old Austin Michael Mellender is jailed in lieu of a $50,000 bond charged with the theft of a 2020 Ford Escape from Rheann Vera. Officers located him inside the vehicle with two male juveniles, ages 13 and 14, on Pageant Lane with 15 grams of marijuana and a loaded .22 magnum revolver, which was also reported stolen. He attempted to flee during the arrest but was captured after a brief foot chase. A search also revealed a 9mm handgun in the pocket of his hoodie. During an interview, it was learned all three individuals participated in the vehicle theft.
Austin Michael Mellender of Kathy Dr in Clarksville, TN, was booked into the Montgomery County Jail on November 29th, charged with auto theft, simple possession/casual exchange, unlawful carrying or possession of a weapon, evading arrest, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, and burglary. A judicial commissioner set his bond at $50,000.