Nashville teen arrested for auto theft twice in 2 days

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Metro police said a 17-year-old is in jail after being caught in a stolen vehicle twice in two days. 

According to police, the 17-year-old was arrested Wednesday after the stolen Toyota Camry he was riding in was spiked by police. But the teen was also arrested Tuesday after being spiked in a different car. 

Officers said North Precinct officer Justin Vaughn was on his way home Wednesday when he spotted the stolen 2018 Toyota Camry with Iowa tags that was stolen from a family vacationing in Nashville on June 1. They attempted to stop the Camry but ended up spiking it at Rosa L. Parks Blvd and Harrison Street. 

According to a release, three males and two females fled from the car. Police were able to arrest the three males and were shocked to see the same 17-year-old who was arrested the night before in a different stolen car.

Detectives said they found a loaded 9mm pistol inside the Camry, along with several laptops and electronic items police believe were stolen. 

The 17-year-old, along with 18-year-old Baye Summers and 20-year-old Malik Buchanan, were charged with vehicle theft, unlawful gun possession, and evading arrest. Summers and Buchanan were also charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

On Tuesday, police said the 17-year-old was arrested after Juvenile Crime Task Force officers spotted a 2017 Jeep Cherokee stolen out of Clarksville. After spiking the tires at the Dickerson Pike and Trinity Lane intersection, the 17-year-old and a 16-year-old were arrested. A 15-year-old accomplice they said was with them got away. 

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