Teen car burglar identified via fingerprints: Chaz Payne #Arrested

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In April of 2018, Chaz Payne, who has just turned 18, was arrested and charged with 2 counts of felony aggravated robbery, when he was one of 3 teens accused of robbing and shooting 2 men with a BB gun, sending one of the victims to the hospital. During an interview, Payne claimed he was present with the two other teens, but had no part in the actual robbery. The DA agreed to ‘retire’ his case, as long as he went 6 months with no new arrests or citations, which he did – but his fingerprints were now on file.

Less than 2  months after that 6-month get-out-of-jail-free on two felonies deal was behind him, and couldn’t be revoked, Chaz Payne was found to be back in trouble, the police just weren’t aware of it yet.

Chaz Payne (MNPD)

On January 31st, 2019, a victim reported to MNPD that his truck was burglarized while it was parked at his residence on Cargile Lane. Stolen from the Dodge Ram was a .38 caliber revolver, and wallet with credit cards and cash inside.

On February 1st, 2019, a victim reported to MNPD that his truck was burglarized while it was parked at his residence on Jocelyn Hollow Road. He reported his wallet, credit cards, and cash were stolen from the vehicle sometime overnight.

Prints were taken from both scenes, and the MNPD Crime Lab processed the prints and matched them to 18-year-old Chaz Payne, was taken into custody on Thursday, March 21st. Payne is charged with 4 felony counts of burglary of a motor vehicle, and remains jailed today in lieu of a $20,000 bond. Some items from both vehicles were recovered 1801 Dr. DB Todd Blvd during another incident, however the gun was not recovered.

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