Teen suspects surrender after barricade situation at Goodlettsville motel


GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A barricade situation at a Goodlettsville motel ended with four people surrendering to police Thursday morning.

The situation began at the America’s Best Value Inn on Rivergate Parkway around 3:30 a.m.

Officers went room-to-room to evacuate residents and were heard on bullhorns ordering the suspects to come out.

Two teenage males, one of whom is 18 and has been identified as Charlie Easley, and two teen girls came out of the room and turned themselves into police custody around 5:30 a.m.

Metro police told News 2 the males were wanted for their suspected involvement in auto burglaries and an aggravated assault.

They also led officers on a short chase through Madison around midnight, according to police.

Police were able to track their car to the motel and once the suspects spotted police, they barricaded themselves inside the room.

A SWAT team and a negotiator were brought in to help resolve the situation. Police said the mother of one of the suspects was in contact with them and might have helped resolve the situation peacefully.

The motel is where a stolen car used in a shooting of Vanderbilt football players was recovered early Wednesday morning.

Easley is charged with theft of property and evading arrest. A 14-year-old was also charged with aggravated assault by Goodlettsville police.

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