18 year old arrested for carrying gun at West Potomac

An 18-year-old man was arrested Friday night at West Potomac High School for allegedly carrying a gun on school property.

Jordan Cochran, 18, faces charges of possession of a firearm on school property, a felony. He also faces misdemeanor charges of carrying a concealed weapon without a permit and removing/altering a serial number of a gun.

The arrest happened in the school gymnasium, where a varsity boys basketball game against Mount Vernon High School had just concluded. Police say officers were talking to a group of men when Cochran allegedly dropped an ammunition magazine on the ground.

West Potomac principal Tangy Millard sent a letter home to parents and students on Saturday morning informing of them of the incident. In the letter, Millard said Cochran did not attend school in the county.

Other incidents from the Mount Vernon police district reported over the weekend by the FCPD:

Robbery: 8700 block of Richmond Highway, 1/11/20, 6:55 p.m. The victim made online arrangements to purchase a phone. The victim met two men in a parking lot who threatened him with a knife and stole his money.

Traffic Pursuit: Richmond Highway/North Kings Highway, 1/12/20, 5:07 p.m. An officer saw a stolen 2010 Toyota Corolla being driven on Richmond Highway. He attempted to stop the car when the driver sped off resulting in a pursuit. Officers were able to stop the vehicle nearby and arrest the juvenile driver. Charges are pending.

Larceny: 7900 block of Fort Hunt Road, merchandise from business
Larceny: 3100 block of Lockheed Boulevard, merchandise from business
Larceny: 4200 block of Main Street, wallet from vehicle
Larceny: 3800 block of Mariposa Place, detergent and cash from vehicle
Larceny: 3700 block of Porks Court, packages from residence
Larceny: 6800 block of Radcliffe Drive, license plate from vehicle
Larceny: 5900 block of Richmond Highway, liquor from business
Larceny: 7400 block of Richmond Highway, laptop computer from vehicle
Larceny: 7900 block of Richmond Highway, merchandise from business

Stolen Vehicle: 4200 block of Buckman Road, 2018 Mazda CX3