East Nashville traffic stop leads to arrest of convicted felon

Joshua Hogan (Courtesy: Metro Nashville Police Department)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A traffic stop in east Nashville Monday night led to the arrest of a convicted felon who allegedly was found to be in possession of drugs and a stolen handgun.

Two Metro police officers attempted to stop a silver Saturn Vue driven by 23-year-old Joshua Hogan in the 500 block of Main Street around 9:30 p.m.

Hogan was reportedly slow to stop his vehicle for the officers and made a U-turn and pulled into a parking lot before jumping from the SUV and attempting to run away, according to police.

When the officers ordered Hogan to stop, he allegedly pulled a semi-automatic pistol from his waistband and tossed in into some nearby bushes prior to being taken into custody.

The .40 caliber pistol, which was reportedly stolen out of Florida, was found to have an extended magazine containing 19 rounds.

Officers searched Hogan and found seven grams of cocaine, digital scales, a black bandana and $153 in cash, according to police.

Metro police reported Hogan was convicted of three counts of facilitating aggravated robbery in April 2016 and one count of robbery in 2014. He was sentenced to a multi-year period of supervised probation.

Hogan was booked into the Metro jail and charged with gun possession by a convicted felon, gun possession during a drug offense, felony cocaine possession in a drug-free zone, felony theft, driving on a revoked license and probation violation. He is being held without bond.

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