Indianapolis, Indiana – In coordination with the Indiana Crime Guns Task Force, the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department successfully carried out two significant operations towards the end of July. These operations resulted in three apprehensions and the confiscation of various arms and related articles.
In a formal statement from the department, it was reported that on July 26, Tluang Thangnget, 19, was detained during a routine compliance inspection alongside the Marion County Probation team. The search revealed a Glock 45 9mm semi-automatic handgun equipped with a high-capacity magazine in his bedroom.
Subsequent scrutiny of the premises yielded additional items:
- A loaded 9mm CZ Scorpion carbine accompanied by a 30-round magazine.
- A 20-gauge Mossberg shotgun.
- A ballistic vest fortified with a steel ballistics insert.
Given Thangnget’s previous conviction, his possession of these firearms was illegal. As a result, he was charged with one count of possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon.
The subsequent day, July 27, the task force detectives focused their attention on an apartment complex on the near northwest side of Indianapolis, following intel about a potential narcotics transaction. The department’s release notes that detectives spotted Javonte Thornton, 22, with a visible handgun tucked into his waistband.
When law enforcement approached Thornton and his associate, 21-year-old Desmond Hearne, at a nearby gas station at W 30th St and Guion Rd, both individuals attempted to flee. The duo was swiftly apprehended. A pre-existing search warrant facilitated the seizure of several items from their possession, including:
- Two handguns, one of which had a machine gun conversion device affixed.
- An undisclosed amount of cash.
- Various narcotics and associated paraphernalia.
According to the official statement, both Thornton and Hearne now face charges related to narcotics and firearms violations.