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Police Arrest Two, Search For Another In Sheriff's Vehicle Theft

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Authorities have captured two teens and are searching for another after an incident led to the theft of a sheriff's department vehicle. 

Metro Police said officers attempted to stop a vehicle for a seatbelt violation around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday on 24th Avenue North near Rosa Parks Boulevard when the car sped off. The driver and two passengers stopped in the 1900 block of 28th Avenue North near Deerfield Drive and fled on foot. 

Two of them were taken into custody shortly after the stop, but police said the third one took off. A short time later, he got into a marked Davidson County Sheriff's Vehicle that was parked on Vance Street while the deputy was on foot assisting Metro Police in the search.

Police said the driver then struck a parked car, and crashed into a tree on Salem Mason Drive. He fled on foot and remains at large.

18-year-old Lamantez Robinson and a 17-year-old were charged with loitering during school hours, reckless endangerment, auto theft, and evading arrest. Police said the owner of the vehicle they were initially driving reported that the keys to the car, which he loans out, were taken from his mailbox.

During the search, police blocked off roads around 28th Avenue, Vance Avenue, and Deerfield Drive, and a police helicopter was deployed to aid in the search.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 615-74-CRIME.

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