Tallahassee man arrested after firing shots at stolen vehicle

Published: Sep. 9, 2017 at 6:56 AM EDT
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By: Kyra Branch | WCTV Eyewitness News

September 9, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- A Tallahassee man is behind bars, accused of shooting at his stolen vehicle.

According to arrest papers, 24-year-old Sean Yawn is being charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon without intent to kill.

Officers say they received a call on September 7th around 10 p.m. concerning shots fired. It was in the area of Roberts Avenue and Mabry Street. When the officer arrived, he was not able to locate any victims or suspects.

While driving to that incident, the officer also received a call about a stolen vehicle at the intersection of Springhill Road and Blossom Circle. He rerouted to the scene and found a black Mazda on the side of the road.

The officer noticed that the driver's side tire appeared to have exploded and was shredded.

Yawn and another man, Phillip Sheets, were parked across the street standing by a Dodge pickup truck. The officer approached the men who told him that they were out searching for their stolen car.

Yawn and Sheets told the officer that they were inside the Meadows Mobile Park when they spotted the vehicle. When they began following the car, the driver took off erratically towards Mabry Street before it crashed near the railroad tracks.

They said the vehicle kept going when it pulled to the side of the road near the intersection of Springhill Road and Blossom Circle. Two black males then jumped out of the car and ran off.

Yawn initially denied firing shots at the vehicle. However, he later admitted to officers that he shot out the tires of the car.

Yawn as well the driver of his stolen vehicle were both arrest.

The driver, Jamarus Hatten, is charged with Grand Theft Auto.