CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — No one was hurt and four people are in custody following a police chase spanning multiple Middle Tennessee counties.
Around 6:30 p.m., Clarksville police received information that a vehicle with four suspects was traveling on I-24 near Clarksville. It was being pursued by Nashville Metro police and the Tennessee Highway Patrol aviation units.
Metro police said the vehicle fled earlier in the evening from Nashville’s jurisdiction when officers attempted to pull it over. The four people inside were said to be shooting suspects, and have been identified as Juan Rodriguez, 19, Javon Kelly, 20, Iyendaye Byrd,18, and Armesia Newsom, 18.
Police said the vehicle crashed after getting off at Exit 8 on I-24. The armed suspects then carjacked another vehicle and drove away off the interstate.
Clarksville police joined the pursuit, which continued down several roads for about 10 minutes before leading back to Exit 8. There, the vehicle ran off the road and crashed.
All four suspects were taken into custody at the scene of the crash. They have all been charged with carjacking, and Rodriguez was also charged with evading arrest as he was the driver. This investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information or additional video footage is asked to contact Detective Howard at (931) 648-0656, ext. 6662. To remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward, call the Clarksville Montgomery County Crime Stoppers Tipline at (931) 645-8477, or submit a tip online at P3tips.com/591.
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