17-year-old charged as adult with possession of firearm and drugs

Staff report

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Terrell Nicholos Weeks, 17, was charged as an adult for a May incident in which he was charged with possession of a firearm by a delinquent under 24 years of age, possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana, resisting an officer without violence, and providing false identification information to law enforcement.

At 7:58 a.m. on May 18, Gainesville Police Department (GPD) officers responding to a call at The Polos Apartments about a stolen car made contact with Weeks and two others who fit the descriptions given by the caller. An officer told the suspects to come over and talk to him, but they allegedly ran.

At 8:45 a.m., a person matching Weeks’ description was seen on a Ring doorbell, brandishing a pistol, but he and the others were no longer in the area when officers arrived.

An officer located Weeks and the others a short time later and gave them commands to stop, but they allegedly ran again and were apprehended at Arbor Apartments.

After Weeks was arrested for resisting an officer without violence, he allegedly told the officer his name was “Tyrique Simmons.” After officers viewed the Ring doorbell video and confirmed that the person with the pistol was Weeks, a search was conducted in the areas where Weeks had been, and a loaded 9mm pistol was reportedly found on a footpath. A search of his person incident to arrest reportedly produced a baggie with approximately 18 grams of marijuana. Weeks was eventually identified via law enforcement databases.

Weeks was convicted of battery by a person detained in a prison or jail as a juvenile in March 2022 in Escambia County. Judge Susan Miller-Jones set bail on the new charges at $80,000.

Articles about arrests are based on reports from law enforcement agencies. The charges listed are taken from the arrest report and/or court records and are only accusations. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. 

  • Another POS who is a juvenile now being treated as an adult. Criminal Justice keeps spinning them back into society. There comes a point that there is no saving him from the choices he made. I believe we are past that point with him.

  • Where did this “delinquent under 24” crap come from? Most of these POS’s have 7 or 8 felonies by then.

  • Unfortunately there’s too many kids like this one whose parent(s) tend not to care.

    That is they don’t care until their child gets shot & killed. Then all of a sudden they have all sorts of care…care for how much they’ll get in a lawsuit.

  • Poor Polos Apts. is now part of SWAG area … how far Collier properties hath fallen 😢

  • “he was charged with possession of a firearm by a delinquent under 24 years of age”
    So now what? We have juvenile ‘delinquents’ AND adult ones too???
    What is this BS? Another attempt at justice ‘equity’? Do the crime…do the time and the hell with exceptions.

  • Purpose of Prisons:
    1. Protect society at large from dangerous individuals
    2. Make the prisoner pay for his/her crimes
    3. Rehabilitate the prisoner as well as can be done
    4. Get free labor from the prisoner to benefit our society

    Here’s to hoping all four happen in this young man’s life.

    • Unfortunately in this county:
      1. If they didn’t kill anyone, released on own recognizance.
      2. Taxpayers pay for phone calls, food & shelter in the hope the prisoner doesn’t feel like one.
      3. Unable to influence a change in behavior because it’s upsetting to some.
      4. See #2.

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