Antonio D. Bush, 19, of Belmont Drive, is charged with theft by receiving, possessing handguns without a license and obstruction of a law enforcement officer, according to jail records. He was being held Tuesday on bonds totalling $8,300.
According to a sheriff’s report, just after 11 a.m., Deputy Kenneth McKenzie stopped a gray Dodge Charger on Third Avenue. McKenzie said Bush, a passenger in the Dodge, jumped out of the car and fled. McKenzie chased after him and saw him toss two handguns over a fence behind a home in the 2000 block of Third Avenue, the report said.
After Bush’s arrest, deputies determined the guns – a 9 mm Smith & Wesson and a .40-caliber Glock – were reported stolen in March.
Bush told deputies he had purchased the guns Monday and didn’t know they were stolen, the report said.