February 22, 2018

Weapons recovered during traffic stop

Tracey Wolfe
Grainger Today Editor

BEAN STATION – Officers with the Bean Station Police Department (BSPD) recovered multiple weapons following a traffic stop related to a BOLO (be on the lookout) for a suspect in an armed robbery that occurred in Hancock County.

Joshua Dylan Bolden, 24, Morristown, and Xavier Jerrett Newman, 25, Talbott, were traveling southbound on Hwy. 25E when BSPD Patrol Officer Mason Byrd noticed their Chevrolet Malibu matched the description of the vehicle given in the BOLO.

When Byrd conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle, its driver, Bolden, reportedly gave him a Tennessee ID, but no driver license. According to reports, Bolden’s license had been revoked for failure to satisfy fines and costs out of Hamblen County.

Both Bolden and Newman were asked to exit the vehicle, and a pat down search was conducted on both.

According to reports, during a pat down search of Newman, “bullets were falling from his pants onto the ground.”

Newman then reportedly pulled a Hi-Point semi-automatic 9mm handgun out of his pants and threw it on the back floorboard of the vehicle. The gun was allegedly loaded with eight bullets in the magazine, and 12 9mm bullets were recovered from the ground.

A search of the vehicle reportedly resulted in the recovery of a loaded Titan semi-automatic .25 caliber handgun containing six bullets in the magazine and a revolver pellet gun.

Bolden is a convicted felon out of Hamblen and Grainger Counties for multiple aggravated burglaries and aggravated robbery. Newman is a convicted felon out of Washington County for robbery.

Bolden was arrested and charged with driving on a revoked license and unlawful possession of a weapon. Newman was arrested and charged with unlawful possession of a weapon.

A third passenger in the vehicle, a juvenile, was not charged and was released into the custody of a family member.

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Weapons recovered during traffic stop

Tracey Wolfe
Grainger Today Editor

BEAN STATION – Officers with the Bean Station Police Department (BSPD) recovered multiple weapons following a traffic stop related to a BOLO (be on the lookout) for a suspect in an armed robbery that occurred in Hancock County.

Joshua Dylan Bolden, 24, Morristown, and Xavier Jerrett Newman, 25, Talbott, were traveling southbound on Hwy. 25E when BSPD Patrol Officer Mason Byrd noticed their Chevrolet Malibu matched the description of the vehicle given in the BOLO.

When Byrd conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle, its driver, Bolden, reportedly gave him a Tennessee ID, but no driver license. According to reports, Bolden’s license had been revoked for failure to satisfy fines and costs out of Hamblen County.

Both Bolden and Newman were asked to exit the vehicle, and a pat down search was conducted on both.

According to reports, during a pat down search of Newman, “bullets were falling from his pants onto the ground.”

Newman then reportedly pulled a Hi-Point semi-automatic 9mm handgun out of his pants and threw it on the back floorboard of the vehicle. The gun was allegedly loaded with eight bullets in the magazine, and 12 9mm bullets were recovered from the ground.

A search of the vehicle reportedly resulted in the recovery of a loaded Titan semi-automatic .25 caliber handgun containing six bullets in the magazine and a revolver pellet gun.

Bolden is a convicted felon out of Hamblen and Grainger Counties for multiple aggravated burglaries and aggravated robbery. Newman is a convicted felon out of Washington County for robbery.

Bolden was arrested and charged with driving on a revoked license and unlawful possession of a weapon. Newman was arrested and charged with unlawful possession of a weapon.

A third passenger in the vehicle, a juvenile, was not charged and was released into the custody of a family member.