BY JENNIFER CABRERA
Nicholas Evan Hull, 19, was arrested early this morning on charges of carrying an unlicensed concealed firearm and loitering or prowling.
At about 10:15 p.m. last night, Alachua County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call regarding a suspicious vehicle parked in the cul-de-sac in the 2300 block of NW 66th Terrace and people walking through the back yards of residents in the area.
When the first deputy arrived, he began walking the neighborhood on foot and saw a single individual wearing dark clothing and shining a flashlight into a vehicle. The deputy was unable to determine whether the vehicle was entered or burglarized. The subject then walked away from that vehicle toward the deputy.
The deputy reported that as he approached the subject, there was an “overwhelming odor of marijuana.” The subject was identified as Nicholas Hull; as he was detained, the deputy saw the shape of an object in the pocket of his hoodie, which turned out to be a gun.
Two other subjects were seen running toward the vehicle in the cul-de-sac. A perimeter was set up, but they were not located. Investigators are still trying to determine the identities of the two who fled.
Hull could not provide deputies with a reason why he was in that neighborhood, since he lives off Tower Road. He does not have a concealed carry permit. He was charged with loitering and prowling and possession of a concealed firearm without a license. He is being held on $11,000 bail.