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November 10, 2012

From one pawn store to another

Gun theft, kidnapping charges filed against Stephens

DUNCAN —

When a shopper at Danny’s Pawn laid a gun that he was looking at down on the counter on Nov. 3, another store visitor, later identified by Duncan police as Casey Stephens, saw it as a prime opportunity to gain possession of the gun and run.

Stephens fled the scene with the only identifying material being that he had a barbedwire tattoo around his neck and a bandana around his head, according to the report filed by Duncan Police Department. The gun was worth approximately $539.

As a part of his getaway, Stephens made his way to the intersection of 14th Street and Walnut. Blocking the intersection, Stephens forced driver Thomas Wilson to stop. Stephens proceeded to hop into the truck, show Wilson the gun and demand to be taken somewhere.

After driving around town, Wilson took Stephens to EZ Pawn to pawn something for gas. The clerk regonized the suspect and reported him to the police.

Stephens was picked up at EZ Pawn by the Duncan Police Department. He has been charged with kidnapping and grand larceny. According to Stephens County District Court records, the charges are After Former Conviction of a Felony, two or more felonies. His bond was set at $100,000 Thursday, following his court appearance. Additionally, he has been charged with possession of controlled dangerous substance, with bond set at $25,000 on this charge.

He is next scheduled to appear at 9 a.m. Jan. 30, 2013 for preliminary hearing conference.

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