Within less than 24 hours on Nov. 1 and 2, Hendersonville police made multiple arrests while pursuing vehicles that were stolen out of Metro Nashville.
Officers attempted to stop a vehicle for a traffic violation at around 2:20 a.m. on Nov. 1, and immediately discovered that the vehicle tag had been reported stolen, according to an HPD media release. The vehicle was later determined to be stolen from Metro Nashville on Oct. 2.
The driver failed to stop, and a pursuit began in the area of 500 W. Main St.
HPD Flex officers deployed spike strips and flattened the front tires of the vehicle but it continued to flee, crashing at the intersection of Old Hickory Blvd. and Whites Creek Pike in Nashville.
Five occupants were seen running from the vehicle but only four were caught a short distance from the crash, according to police. Police say they found firearms in the vehicle as well as evidence believed to be connected to vehicle burglaries and other thefts.
Three of the four subjects were transported for medical treatment for minor injuries associated with the accident and were released a short time later.
Arrested and charged were 19-year-olds D’andre Pruitt, Ke’Sean Smith and Quintez Brown, and 18-year-old Tamon Collins. All were charged with possession of stolen property over $2,500 and evading arrest. Collins was also charged with reckless endangerment, window tint violation, and driving while suspended. The men are scheduled to appear in General Sessions Court on Dec. 12.
A fifth and final occupant of the stolen vehicle, Robert Wade, 19 of Nashville, was located and arrested later that same day by Hendersonville detectives in Nashville.
Just after 12:30 a.m. on Nov. 2, a Hendersonville officer was alerted by a West Main Street gas station employee that occupants of a white Pontiac van leaving the gas station parking lot had just stolen from the store, according to another HPD media release.
A registration check revealed that the vehicle was reported stolen out of Metro Nashville. Officers attempted a traffic stop and the vehicle fled into Nashville. The pursuit ended on Trinity Lane under the I-65 overpass when the vehicle struck a concrete median. Two men were taken into custody at the scene of the crash, and a third man fled on foot, according to police.
Jeremaine Lymon, 36, and Shelby Patterson 28, both of Nashville are each charged with theft over $2,500. The two are being held in the Sumner County Jail on a $12,500 bond (Lymon) and a $10,000 bond (Patterson), and are scheduled to appear in Sumner County General Sessions Court on Jan. 8, 2020.
The driver of the stolen vehicle, Aaron Das, 24 of Nashville, was taken into police custody on Nov. 4. He is charged with evading arrest, theft over $2,500, resisting arrest and shoplifting. Das is being held on a $25,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in General Sessions Court Jan. 22, 2020.