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Teens arrested in Tipton Co. over spring break

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ATOKA, TN -

(WMC-TV) - It is spring break for students in Tipton County and sheriff's deputies say the call volume and crime has increased.

Six teenagers were arrested Sunday morning after a house party on the 1100  block of Wortham Road in Atoka.

"When you have that mix of alcohol and drugs, oftentimes we see other crimes like sexting, statutory rape," said Chief Donna Turner with the Tipton County Sheriff's Office.

When an underage teen answered the door, the deputy was surprised to see what was on the other side.

"They could see marijuana and paraphernalia and other items consistent with a party," said Chief Turner.

Aaron Schultz, 18, and Clayton Poston, 18, were taken to jail.

Deputies say Poston resisted arrest and had to be subdued using a taser gun.

They say Schultz was laying on the floor of the house. He had a gun in one hand and a gun magazine in the other.

Several other people were inside passed out from drinking alcohol.

"It could have been a deadly force situation but kudos to the officers because no one was hurt," Turner added.

In addition to the two 18-year-olds inside, four other juveniles were also arrested.  They were cited in juvenile court for underage drinking.

Deputies say their investigation of this case is not over.

"All of these people involved were under the age of 21, so obviously we're investigating who provided the alcohol to these individuals and how they got it," Turner said.

Deputies say while kids are off this week, they will be increasing patrols.

They also encourage students to tip them off to where parties like this are being held so they can try to keep everyone safe.

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