Carjacking suspect tries to strike police car, runs off road

Photo: WKRN
Photo: WKRN

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Two carjacking suspects were arrested in north Nashville Sunday afternoon, one of whom tried to strike a patrol car while fleeing from police.

Metro police said the two men are suspected of stealing a dark-colored Chevrolet Impala in Madison on Saturday night.

According to authorities, the two men were spotted in the stolen car on Sunday morning in Montgomery County. Metro police said Montgomery County law enforcement officers pursued the vehicle to the Davidson County line.

Metro officers later found the men inside the car, parked at a north Nashville residence. Police arrested one of the suspects without incident, but the other sped off in the stolen Impala.

A Metro officer responding to the residence encountered the car on West Trinity lane, near the intersection with Old Buena Vista Road. Captain Jason Reinbold said the suspect tried to strike the officer’s patrol car but lost control, running off the road.

“The operator of that stolen vehicle lost control of his vehicle, going off the roadway of Trinity Lane, going down an embankment, rolling several times and going into the tree line. At that point we established a perimeter. We brought K9s to the scene,” explained Capt. Reinbold.

He added, “We were able to make apprehension of the subject without any force whatsoever.”

The driver of the stolen car was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center to be treated for minor injuries. The two men are expected to be charged with aggravated robbery.

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