50-mile chase with armed robbery suspects ends in fiery crash on I-40

Amber Villarreal (L) and Quintravius Flowers (R) (Courtesy: Dickson County jail)

DICKSON COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – A man and woman were taken into custody after an armed robbery and multi-county police chase ended in a fiery crash Tuesday morning.

It all began around 8:15 a.m. when Dickson County Sheriff Jeff Bledsoe says an armed robbery was reported at a rest stop on Interstate 40 West.

Once authorities arrived, a woman reported she and her son-in-law was approached by a young man, now identified as Quintravius Flowers, with a handgun as they were getting into their vehicle.

Amber Villarreal (L) and Quintravius Flowers (R) (Courtesy: Dickson County jail)
Amber Villarreal (L) and Quintravius Flowers (R) (Courtesy: Dickson County jail)

Flowers, according to police, demanded money before taking the woman’s cell phone and purse.

As he was fleeing, the 19-year-old fired a single shot into the pavement. No injuries were reported.

Flowers and Amber Villarreal, 25, took off down I-40, leading authorities on a 50-mile chase into Henderson County.

It came to an end as the suspect car crashed and caught on fire. Both of them were taken into custody.

Neither Flowers nor Villarreal was seriously injured. They will both face aggravated robbery and theft charges. Additional charges are expected.

Both are being held on $105,000 bonds.

Courtesy: Chief Deputy Rob Edwards
Courtesy: Chief Deputy Rob Edwards