UPDATE (8/11/23): Three days after Mt. Juliet officers arrested two teenagers following a pursuit in a stolen car, police announced the final suspect had been taken into custody.
According to the Mt. Juliet Police Department, the third teen involved in the incident — an 18-year-old boy from Nashville — was arrested at his Elm Hill home. There is no word on what charges he is facing.
MT. JULIET, Tenn. (WKRN) – The Mt. Juliet Police Department is searching for a suspect who fled from a stolen car following a pursuit.
Police said Tuesday that a car reported stolen out of Nashville’s Hermitage neighborhood was flagged by license plate recognition cameras, prompting officers to initiate a pursuit and spike the car’s tires. The pursuit ended on I-40 West at a rest area near mile marker 228 just after 2:30 p.m. and the three occupants got out and tried to run away.
Two of them were arrested while the third one was not found, according to investigators.
Police said the two suspects arrested are teenagers from Nashville. They are currently facing charged of auto theft and evading arrest.
The police department said the third suspect is described as a man wearing a blue shirt and dark pants. He may be in the area of Athletes Way, NW Rutland Road, and Hunting Hills.
Multiple K-9 units assisted in the search, as well as a Tennessee Highway Patrol helicopter.
The suspect, however, has still not been found. Police said the utilization of the K-9 units and THP helicopter has ended, while additional officers will remain in the area.
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