Teen fugitive charged when police find him asleep at the wheel of stolen vehicle

18-year-old Travis Gaskin was charged with theft, possession of marijuana, and drug paraphernalia after falling asleep at the wheel of a stolen vehicle and a search of his person yielded illicit substances.

On October 7th, Clarksville Police Officer Logan Oakley responded to a suspicious vehicle at Wallace Boulevard and North Charles Avenue. Officer Oakley observed the reported vehicle, a Dodge Nitro, sitting in a parking lot.

Travis Gaskin (MCSO)

After approaching the vehicle, he noticed Travis Gaskin asleep in the driver seat. Before waking up Gaskin, Officer Oakley noticed a plastic bag he presumed to contain marijuana sticking out of his front pocket. This gave enough cause for a probable cause search, led to Officer Oakley finding 3.26 grams of marijuana on Gaskin’s person and an open cigarillo package. After checking NGIG, the vehicle in Gaskin’s possession was found to be stolen, and Gaskin was shown for having local active warrants. The vehicle was given back to the owner after he arrived at the location, and Gaskin was taken into custody.

Travis Gaskin was arrested and charged with theft of property, simple possession of marijuana, and unlawful drug paraphernalia. He was released on a $35,000 bond.

Mattie Keller

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