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Report: Clay deputy catches teen with gun at theater

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The Clay County Sheriff’s Office said one of its deputies caught a teen with a gun at the Orange Park Mall, AMC Theaters Christmas evening.

Cahari Jahquan Anderson, 17, of Jacksonville was charged with carrying a concealed firearm, resisting an officer without violence and trespassing. At the time of his arrest, Anderson also had three Duval County warrants, two for probation violations and one for failure to appear. The charges against Anderson are not proven and he is presumed innocent until adjudicated guilty by a court.

According to an arrest report, Deputy Chris Ruby, while working off duty at the theater, saw Anderson enter the movie house through an exit around 8:15 p.m. When the deputy asked Anderson for a ticket, the 17-year-old instead produced a receipt. After several exchanges between the two, Anderson stood in a doorway and refused to leave.

Ruby reported that he then grabbed Anderson to take him into custody and the teen pulled away. The deputy wrote he took Anderson to the ground and handcuffed him and the teen said he had a gun. Ruby wrote that he and a sergeant found a 9 mm handgun in Anderson’s waistband. There were four rounds in the firearm.

Ruby received a life saving award from the sheriff’s office in 2010. He was selected as the 2008 operations bureau deputy of the year.

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