Mt. Juliet, Tenn. – Two armed, dangerous felons were caught by officers while attempting to flee in a stolen car that was taken during an armed carjacking. On February 1, 2019, around 7:10 p.m., Mt. Juliet officers were notified over the interoperable radio system from Metro-Nashville Police that they were following a car, confirmed stolen during an armed carjacking in La Vergne on 1/19/19. Once the armed and dangerous suspects exited Interstate 40 and stopped at an intersection, officers attempted to take them into custody. At that moment, the car took off through a ditch, and officers gave chase.
The pursuit traveled through the Providence area before hitting Interstates 40 and 840. The suspects turned around on I-840 and went back onto I-40 west, before rear-ending a car and crashing out at the 234 mile-marker. No one was injured. Once the stolen car crashed, the two suspects attempted to run away but were quickly apprehended by Mt. Juliet Police officers and Wilson County Sheriff’s deputies. A handgun, stolen from Nashville in 2017, was recovered in the driver seat floorboard. Cocaine was discovered, along with remnants of marijuana as well.
The driver, a 23-year-old male from Nashville, was charged with Evading, Reckless Endangerment, Felon in Possession of a Weapon, Theft of Motor Vehicle, Resisting Arrest, Theft of Property, Driving on a Suspended Driver’s License, and Drug Paraphernalia.
The passenger, a 29-year-old male from Nashville, was charged with Evading, Felon in Possession of a Weapon, Theft of Motor Vehicle, Resisting Arrest, Theft of Property, Unlawful Possession of a Schedule II Drug, and Drug Paraphernalia.
Both were evaluated as a precaution at a hospital prior to being booked into jail.
The department will not be proactively releasing the suspects’ names or mugshots due to their desire & request to be put on the news to gain notoriety for their actions.