Investigators Looking to Identify Driver Who Fled Officers; Car Parked Suspiciously at Market Known for Robberies

Mt. Juliet, Tenn. – Last night officers gave chase of a car that was parked suspiciously at a market known for robberies. While an officer was on patrol around 8:20 p.m., he noticed a car that was parked in an odd manner on the side of Nick’s Market, located at 13260 Lebanon Road. The officer also observed a white male, with his hand tucked in his waistband as if he was holding something, walking near the business. Nick’s Market was last robbed in May 2014.

As the officer attempted to stop the car, it sped away in an aggressive manner, and the officer gave chase on Lebanon Road. While attempting to stop the reckless driver, the passenger threw a loaded handgun out the window along Springmont Boulevard. Officers continued their attempt to stop the reckless driver, and the chase went back onto Lebanon Road and into Hermitage. However, considering the safety of the public, the pursuit was terminated as it continued through Hermitage and into Nashville.

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Police were not able to make any arrests or apprehended anyone, but they are hoping someone in the community will recognize the car and potentially the driver. The car was described as a 2004-2008 Silver Chevrolet Malibu that had blacked-out wheels because it was missing all the hub caps. The car had a temporary license tag and damage to the driver side front fender. The driver was described as a late 20’s – mid 30’s black male with a dark complexion, stocky build, and dread-lock style hair. The passenger was only described as a white male wearing a grey sweatshirt.

Anyone with any information regarding this crime is encouraged to call the Mt. Juliet Police Department at (615) 754-2550. Information can also be given anonymously by calling (615) 754-TIPS (8477) or via the Mt. Juliet Police Department website at http://www.mjpd.org/ .

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