A police chase involving a stolen vehicle in Gallatin ended with the arrest of two Hendersonville teenagers Saturday night.
Gallatin police first noticed a white 2011 Nissan Xterra driving without its lights on at an “excessive and dangerous speed” through the Walgreens parking lot and onto Nashville Pike at approximately 9:27 p.m. on Dec. 7, according to a sworn court affidavit signed by Officer Jared Roach.
When police attempted to stop the SUV after learning it had been stolen two days earlier from the 300-block of Hancock Street, the vehicle fled onto State Route 109. The suspects then exited onto Long Hollow Pike before getting back onto S.R. 109 and turning onto Hancock Street and then Garnett Court, according to police.
“The vehicle increased its speed, and at the end of Garnett Court (it) drove off the roadway and into a construction site,” Roach wrote in the affidavit. “I initiated my lights and siren and heard the vehicle crash into the bottom of a water retention pond.”
Both occupants of the vehicle fled the scene on foot, according to police. The driver was later identified as 19-year-old Kanton R. Peacock and the passenger was identified as 18-year-old Brayden C. West.
After a short pursuit, Peacock became stuck in a wooded area and was taken into custody while West was found walking in a field nearby and arrested.
Peacock is facing multiple charges including reckless endangerment, evading arrest and theft of property while West’s charges include theft of property and evading arrest on foot, according to court records. Both men are scheduled to appear in Sumner County General Sessions Court on Jan. 15.