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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A Wilmington teen who led police on a chase and then hid out in a tree Thursday night now faces more charges.
Police say it happened when officers were patroling in the area of 10th and Dawson Streets around 7:30 p.m. That's when they say they spotted suspicious people nearby. 
When police approached one of the men, they say he took off on foot. Police and K-9 units set up a perimeter and searched for the suspect for about 30 minutes before they found him hiding in a tree. 
Police say they arrested the 16-year-old, and then found a semi-automatic pistol and bullet in his jacket pocket that he had ditched nearby before climbing the tree. 
The teen is charged with resisting arrest, carrying a concealed weapon and possession of a firearm by a minor. 
We are told that this arrest is not related to the earlier shooting of a deputy in the Creekwood Community.

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  • Guest4396

    Why not leave the kid alone? So he had a gun. If he was 18 and in the military, that would be fine. Guess he carries because he knows he has no protection from the local police.

  • Guest1221

    SERIOUSLY?!? YOU are part of the problem around here!

  • Guest201633

    Even though you think something… It isnt always meant to be said… Rather you are trying to be smart or not.. Lets use some common sense. And somethings arent worth entertaining.

  • Guest2020

    He is sixteen, according to the article.

  • Guest20153

    Parents or Guardian!!! WHy wasnt this young child HOME or WORKING a LEGAL JOB?????? WHY??? If you have a you troubled child try TARHEEL CHALLENGE ACADEMY!!!! DO your research. Take CONTROL and stop making excuses for your children!! SO that you can stop burying them and listening to doors clang after you visit them behind bars. Stand accountable SO that your children will be accountable for their actions!!

  • Guest2020

    Bullet in his pocket? Must be Barney Fife.

  • indawindigoes

    bullet in his pocket that had been ditched nearby, lol. I got it…


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