Report of shots fired in Middletown leads to several arrests

Middletown police arrested three Middletown men with various crimes after police responded to the 500 block of Young Street on Wednesday on a report that shots were fired in the area.

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Jesse Lewis, 20, was charged with receiving stolen property and Keegan Payne, 19, was charged with discharging a firearm within city limits, according to the police report.

A 14-year-old juvenile, who had a warrant for felonious assault and burglary through the Butler County Detention Center, was transported back to the center, the police report said.

The three subjects were found in a garage in the 500 block of Baltimore Street, according to the police report.

Lewis told police he purchased the gun, a Smith & Wesson Bodyguard .380, off Craigslist, but he was unable to tell police who sold him the gun.

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Police also found marijuana and drug paraphernalia in the detached garage.

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