NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — At least two men Metro police said were involved in an Antioch carjacking were charged early Wednesday morning.
Authorities said the carjacking victim was meeting a friend at the Hamilton Creek Apartments, located at 3140 Hamilton Church Road in Antioch Monday afternoon, when at least three armed men got out of a car armed with “Glocks” and an AK-style pistol and took the victim’s keys, shoes, car, wallet and gun.
On Tuesday afternoon, Metro police and the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) reportedly located the vehicle at an apartment complex on Bell Road. MNPD said detectives deployed spike strips, but Markhel Farr, 18, and driver Aaron McCulland, 23, sped away from officials, then crashed into two cars at Bell Road and Mount View Road.
Police say McCulland got out of the car and ran into the nearby Kroger. He was arrested in the back of the store.
Farr was arrested after police said he ran to a Honda Accord parked near the store and told the occupant to drive. Authorities said after Farr was apprehended, they found his backpack in the Honda that had marijuana and ammunition inside. The carjacking victim’s stolen firearm was also reportedly found under the driver’s seat of the Honda.
McCulland was previously arrested in March of 2022 after authorities allegedly recovered more than six pounds of marijuana and firearms after another police chase through Antioch. When McCulland was arrested in March, he was reportedly on probation and police said he is a convicted felon for evading arrest and theft of property convictions in Sumner County.
In addition to being charged with carjacking from Monday’s incident, McCulland was also charged with two counts of evading arrest, two counts of leaving the scene of an accident and being a felon in possession of a weapon. He is being held on a $88,5000 bond.
Farr was charged with carjacking, misdemeanor evading arrest, weapon possession and possession of marijuana. He is being held on a $87,500 bond.