Police: Home invasion suspect caught after driving car into garage

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JOELTON, Tenn. (WKRN) – Police have captured the man accused of stealing a family’s car during a home invasion in Joelton Monday night.

It began when a woman went to check on her dog at her home in the 5000 block of Hwy 41 A around 10:30 p.m.

She saw a man, now identified as Denver Taylor, in her garage and he motioned for her to “hush” and not say anything, according to the Robertson County Sheriff’s Office.

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She ran back inside to get her husband, who came outside with a gun and fired several rounds. Taylor was not struck.

“You don’t expect someone to do that to your house until it happens to you. You can have security systems, you can have dogs, you have guns – whatever you want, but some people aren’t deterred. Luckily, I mean I didn’t hit the guy when I shot at him or anything – I was trying – but maybe it was a good deterrent if he decides to come back he knows what’s here,” resident Zach Suggs told News 2.

The suspect reportedly took off in the victims’ Nissan Altima and drove through the garage door.

Officers spotted the stolen Nissan near Lennox Avenue and Woodruff Avenue in Robertson County around midnight.

The suspect jumped out of the car’s window and took off running, leaving the car in the middle of the road.

Tennessee Highway Patrol helicopters and K-9 officers were also brought in to track the suspect .