Officers in the area spotted a Jeep Cherokee that was reported stolen, and 22-year-old Therron Shehee was sitting inside.
Shehee allegedly took off on foot and tossed away a .22 caliber handgun when police approached him.
Police say after apprehending Shehee they found one gram of marijuana and burglar tools.
Shehee is barred from carrying a firearm due to his prior felony convictions.
Shehee is reportedly charged with possession of a firearm by a person prohibited, possession of burglar tools, theft of a motor vehicle, possession of marijuana, resisting arrest, criminal mischief and other charges.
He is committed to Howard R. Young Correctional Institution in lieu of $24,500 secured bail.
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