Harney, Denzel


A Nashville man who fled Hendersonville police after an officer tried to stop him for a suspected window tint violation faces several charges including evading arrest and possession of a schedule II drug with intent to sell.

Denzel T. Harney, 23 of Nashville, was arrested after police disabled Harney’s car with spike strips on Vietnam Veterans Boulevard, according to a police affidavit filed in Sumner County General Sessions Court.

The incident began at around 11:47 p.m. on Aug. 14 near the Speedway on West Main Street when the officer pulled behind Harney’s vehicle. When Harney picked up speed in an attempt to avoid police, the officer activated his lights and sirens, according to the affidavit.

“The vehicle then went west-bound on Main with the suspect vehicle reaching top speeds of approximately 90 to 100 mph on West Main Street,” according to the officer. Hendersonville officers were set up with spike strips on Vietnam Veterans Boulevard at Exit 2 where they successfully spiked the vehicle. Police then continued to pursue the vehicle that became inoperable on the bypass near Exit 1 in Goodlettsville.

Harney got out of the car with his hands in the air, the affidavit states. It also says that Harney was apologetic and said he shouldn’t have run from police - especially with his brother in the car.

Police found two grams of cocaine in Harney’s car. A bar of Xanax was also found in the suspect’s wallet as he was being booked into the Sumner County Jail, according to the affidavit.

Harney is charged with evading arrest, reckless endangerment with a deadly weapon, driving on a revoked license, illegal window tint, possession of a schedule II drug (cocaine) with the intent to sell, introduction of a drug into penal facility, simple possession of schedule IV (Xanax), and possession of drug paraphernalia.  

He is being held on an $80,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in General Sessions Court at 9 a.m. on Oct. 8.

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