4 teenagers arrested after 2-county, 100 mph chase with stolen car

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MT. JULIET, Tenn. (WKRN) – Four teenagers between the ages of 14 and 16 were arrested and charged after an early morning police chase.

Police say it all started when officer spotted a car, which had been stolen out of Nashville, making an illegal turn around 1:30 a.m. on N. Mt. Juliet Road.

When the officer reportedly tried to initiate a traffic stop, the driver sped off.

A chase ensued that reached upwards of 100 mph down Interstate 40, Interstate 65, and Briley Parkway before the driver stopped at Gallatin Pike in Nashville.

According to police, the car left the roadway and hit a concrete wall. All four teenagers ran from the car but were quickly chased down by Mt. Juliet and Metro-Nashville officers.

Each teenager was taken into custody. Mt. Juliet police say they found a stolen gun inside the car, along with burglary tools, a mask, and counterfeit money.

All of the teenagers are boys from Nashville, and the following charges were filed:

  • 14-year-old No. 1: theft of property – over $1,000, theft of property – under $1,000, reckless endangerment, evading arrest, possession of burglary tools, driving while unlicensed, and criminal simulation
  • 14-year-old No. 2: theft of property – over $1,000, theft of property – under $1,000. evading arrest, and possession of burglary tools
  • 15-year-old: theft of property – over $1,000, theft of property – under $1,000. evading arrest, and possession of burglary tools
  • 16-year-old: theft of property – over $1,000, theft of property – under $1,000. evading arrest, and possession of burglary tools