A man was arrested on Tuesday evening after police chased him through Nashville and into Williamson County and will face multiple felony charges.
According to Metro Police officials, Dylan Bailey, 20, of Nashville, surrendered to officers on the side of Interstate-65 in Williamson County.
The chase began after Bailey reportedly pulled a gun on someone else in the parking lot of Nashville Community Care & Rehabilitation at Bordeaux on County Hospital Road. However, officers were not able to locate any victims in this alleged incident.
When officers arrived, on the scene they observed the suspect driving a gold Buick Rendezvous erratically around the parking lot. Officers initiated a traffic stop and the suspect fled.
Officers made chase through North Nashville. When the suspect drove down a dead-end street on 18th Ave. North, he was blocked by police cruisers, but officials said the lead officer, Gene McCollum, left enough space for him to flee.
Instead, Bailey rammed Off. McCollum’s cruiser as he was exiting the vehicle, causing the officer to fire four shots at the vehicle. No one was hit.
Off. McCollum, a veteran on the force, received a wrist injury at some point during the incident. But officials say he has remained on the scene to assist with the investigation and will be checked out at the hospital later.
Officers chased the suspect in the Buick SUV down West End where the suspect got on I-440E and traveled all the way across the city and entered I-40W toward downtown.
There, the suspect hit traffic, weaving in between cars before getting on I-65 Southbound toward Williamson County. Metro officers continued to give chase, and Brentwood Police also joined the chase once the suspect entered city limits.
Bailey stopped his vehicle between the Concord Road and Moores Lane exits on I-65S and surrendered to officers. According to officials, Bailey told officers on his own admission that there were guns and drugs, including heroin, Roxys, Xanax and a small amount of meth in the vehicle. He also said he works in the drug trade and was taught to avoid police.
Bailey was also wanted on two outstanding violations of probation, which officials said may have also contributed to his desire to flee officers.
Officials said the van has not been searched yet, but two semi-automatic weapons were observed in the passenger seat and the passenger-side floorboard of the van. A Metro detective is also on-scene in Williamson Co. interviewing Bailey to get more insight on what led to the chase.
Likewise, Metro police are also processing the scene in North Nashville where Off. McCollum fired shots to clearly establish what happened there.
Bailey’s charges have not been determined at this time, but officials say he is facing multiple felonies.
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