Knoxville man faces car theft charges after giving ride to stranger

11:41 AM, Dec 5, 2012   |    comments
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A Knoxville man is behind bars facing charges after a bullet tore through the roof of a stolen Camero while he was fighting with a stranger in the passenger seat.

The police say a gun discharged in the Camero around 6:45 p.m. while 29-year-old Kendrick Rodgers struggled with a man he had met earlier Tuesday evening at a fast food restaurant.  The passenger had pulled the handgun attempting to rob Rodgers while Rodgers was giving him a ride.  Rodgers told police they began to fight over the gun when a police officer drove by the Camero on Oglewood.

When the gun discharged, the passenger ran away from the car.

The Camero was a rental vehicle.  In the Camero, police say they found a small amount of marijuana.  Police found a handgun on the ground near the passenger side door.

Rodgers is facing theft charges, possession of marijuana, and driving on a suspended license.  He is being held on $22,000 bond.

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