HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn (WKRN) — Hendersonville police have arrested three people who tried to cash fraudulent checks at a bank.
Police say on Wednesday at around 3:30 p.m. a suspect looking to cash fraudulent checks using a stolen identity went into a bank on East Main Street. Bank employees and Hendersonville police officers were made aware of the suspects committing these crimes in other areas. The bank later called police.
Responding officers found one suspect inside the bank, while other officers found the suspect vehicle, a black BMW. The car fled from police and officers briefly followed it, but stopped as the suspects inside were driving erratically.
The BMW stopped in a parking lot near the intersection of East Main Street and Winston Hills Parkway where the suspects got out and fled on foot.
Hendersonville police established a perimeter in the area and began searching for the suspects. Officers later found the two suspects who were driving the BMW and took them into custody.
Police say Jerome Andrews, 67, Gregory Wilson, 35, and Tavarius Turner, 33, are all from Miami, Florida. They were each booked into the Sumner County Jail.
Andrews has been charged with identity theft trafficking, identity theft and criminal simulation. His bond was set at $100,000.
Wilson has been charged with identity theft trafficking, reckless endangerment with a deadly weapon, evading arrest and criminal simulation. His bond was set at $175,000.
Turner has been charged with identity theft trafficking, evading arrest and criminal simulation. His bond was set at $135,000.
Anyone with more information on this case is asked to call the Hendersonville Police Criminal Investigation Division at 615-264-5303 or Hendersonville Crime Stoppers at 615-594-4113.
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Commander Ryan told News 2 it was unclear if the suspects had any weapons, but says they are in a “desperate situation” running from police and should be considered extremely dangerous.