NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Three juveniles were taken into custody early Monday morning after a significant crime spree across Nashville.
The suspects were sought after a series of carjackings and shootings in Davidson County and were arrested after a police pursuit and multiple crashes.
Last week, Metro police issued a press release searching for four men involved in three separate armed robberies on Aug. 23 in parking lots at Nashville apartment complexes.
Metro police teamed up with the Tennessee Highway Patrol for the investigation and were following strong leads, which is what led to at least two pursuits.
According to police, around 12:40 a.m. Monday, officers spotted a 2013 Ford Mustang on Hart Lane near Ellington Parkway. The Mustang had been stolen during a carjacking Sunday night on Waikiki Boulevard.
Metro Police and THP helicopters were already in the area and began following the Mustang. The driver of the Mustang pulled into the Gibson Creek Apartments on East Webster Street, where three occupants got out of the Mustang and into a stolen Mercedes sedan. The Mercedes had been stolen Thursday night at the Circle K at 198 Haywood Lane after the owner left the car unattended at a gas pump with the keys inside.
The suspects then drove to Hunters Lane where one of the passengers got out of the Mercedes and into a gray Chevrolet Cobalt around 1:15 a.m. The two cars continued down Hunters Lane where the Mercedes crashed a short time later.
Officers located a 17-year-old walking down Hunters Lane and took him into custody. The THP helicopter continued to follow the Chevrolet Cobalt until it crashed in the 4300 block of Brick Church Pike. Two other teens, ages 14 and 16, ran from the car. They were taken into custody a short time later.
The teens face felony evading and being in possession of a stolen vehicle charges.
This is a developing story. Stay tuned to News 2 and WKRN.com for updates.