NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A man is in custody Thursday after police say he stole a truck in Midtown and was later arrested in west Nashville.
Metro police told News 2 Kevin Tidwell was wanted on seven active warrants at the time of his arrest, including charges for car theft, car burglary, and vandalism.
It all began while Tidwell was allegedly hiding from Metro police in a wood line when he saw 72-year-old Donald Green tilling a field with his 96-year-old father.
Tidwell is accused of running toward Green’s Ford F-150 on Glenrose Avenue, starting it, and swerving toward the men.
“I was worried about him putting it in reverse. Daddy was lying over there, I was afraid he would back over daddy,” Green said.
Metro police said Green, a Vietnam War veteran with a handgun carry permit, fired at his oncoming truck, which sped away.
Officers reportedly spotted the stolen truck on Charlotte Avenue a short time later and followed it to the Nashville West shopping center.
Tidwell allegedly abandoned the truck in the parking lot and ran through the area, leading officers on a foot chase.
Police said the 22-year-old tried to take a car on the interstate before fleeing into a wood line and hiding underneath a car at Ron Hall’s Services Center until an officer spotted him and dragged him out.
Tidwell, already a convicted car burglar and vandal, is now facing a series of new charges for his “reckless actions,” according to a press release.