Suspect led police on 100+ mph chase, taken into custody on I-40 in Wilson County

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WILSON COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) — A Nashville man has been taken into custody following a police chase through Middle Tennessee.

The chase ended near mile marker 223 on I-40 in Wilson County. There, the suspect — later identified as 32-year-old Jesse Rucker — reportedly surrendered to police after crashing a carjacked SUV.

During the chase — which stretched between South Nashville and Wilson County — police say the suspect reached speeds of 100 miles per hour. After crashing on I-40, the man jumped the median and dropped a gun he had in his possession.

He was taken into custody shortly after.

No one was hurt in the chase, according to police.

Police say Rucker is believed to have committed four carjackings, five business robberies and three personal robberies between 11:30 p.m. Wednesday and 2:30 p.m. Thursday.

Police say Rucker will be charged with multiple felony counts in connection with the crimes.

Separate from the initial police chase, police say two other incidents have unfolded in the backup on I-40.

One man was arrested after pointing a gun at someone during the traffic backup in a road rage incident.

Another woman was arrested after a crash in the backup. Police say she was taken into custody after trying to run away from the scene.

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