4 arrested on drug charges after police chase ends in crash - WKRN News 2

4 arrested on drug charges after police chase ends in crash


Metro police arrested four people on drug charges after a chase ended in a multi-vehicle crash in north Nashville Thursday afternoon.

The chase began after police seized 44 pounds of cocaine valued at $700,000 from a storage facility on Brick Church Pike after the illegal drug arrived in Nashville from Mexico.

According to police, a chase involving 31-year-old Tyrone Davis, who also goes by the name Ivan Crump, began as officers attempted to pull him over in connection to the shipment of the illegal drug.

Davis began driving his rented Hyundai at a high rate of speed in an effort to flee authorities.

Upon reaching the intersection of Brick Church Pike and Ewing Drive, Davis attempted to make a right hand turn before he collided with a MTA bus, causing it to strike another car.

Davis immediately jumped out of his vehicle and attempted to flee the scene on foot. He was taken into police custody a short time later.  

The driver of the bus and three passengers were injured in the crash. Three others inside the third vehicle involved in the crash also sustained injuries.

All seven have all since been treated and released.

"This is part of an active continuing department investigation. The details of which I can't describe due to several things taking place now in other parts of the city," police spokesperson Don Aaron said.

Davis is charged with felony cocaine possession and resisting arrest, among other charges. He is being held in lieu of a $1.5 million bond.

Police said Davis had a prior cocaine arrest in 2000.

Thirty-four-year-old Daniel Robinson, who remains hospitalized after breaking his leg while attempting to flee from police, will be arrested following being discharged.

He is expected to be charged with felony cocaine possession and evading arrest, among other charges.

Police said Robinson previously received a felony cocaine conviction in 2009.

Two other men, 19-year-old Eric Martinez and 29-year-old Jose Vazquez, are also being held at the Metro jail on felony cocaine possession and engaging in a cocaine possession.

Both men are from Houston, Texas.

Martinez is being held in lieu of a $1.5 million bond, while Vazquez is being held in lieu of a $1.2 million bond.

The investigation is ongoing.

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