Theft Investigation, Search Leads to Man's Arrest
By West Kentucky Star Staff
PADUCAH - A Paducah man was arrested Thursday after investigation into some recent thefts from vehicles.

Earlier this week, the McCracken County Sheriff's Department began investigating burglaries and thefts from vehicles that involved firearms. They developed a person of interest, 26-year-old Tevin Brinson, and obtained a search warrant for a home where he was reportedly staying on North 11th Street. 

Detectives executed the search warrant just before noon on Thursday, and say that when Brinson came to the door, he fled into the home, but was caught and arrested after a brief struggle. Detectives say they found a loaded .38 revolver in Brinson's pants pocket, and a loaded AK-47 and ammo were on a nearby chair. It was later determined that these guns had been reported stolen in separate incidents. 

A search of the home led to discovery of small amounts of marijuana and a digital scale. 

Brinson was arrested and charged with two counts of receiving stolen property (firearm), resisting arrest, carrying a concealed deadly weapon, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and possession of a handgun by a convicted felon. 

The Sheriff's Department says Brinson has multiple prior non-related felony convictions for receiving stolen firearms, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, tampering with evidence, and wanton endangerment.  

Brinson was taken to McCracken County Jail.

Published 04:13 PM, Thursday Apr. 11, 2019
Updated 05:25 AM, Saturday Apr. 13, 2019