Man accused of stealing truck, leading police on chase in west Nashville

(Photo: WKRN)

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.

Kevin Tidwell (Courtesy: Metro Nashville Police Department)
Kevin Tidwell (Courtesy: Metro Nashville Police Department)

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.

(Photo: WKRN)
(Photo: WKRN)

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