3 Arrested After Armed Carjacking In La Vergne

Teen Ordered Out Of Vehicle With Shooting Threat

LA VERGNE, Tenn. - Officials in La Vergne confirmed three suspects have been arrested following an armed carjacking.

The crime happened around 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the Mapco in the 500 block of Waldron Road.

Reports stated the owner of the vehicle went inside the business, and his 13-year-old daughter waited in the vehicle.

Authorities said three male suspects got into the vehicle and fled from the scene with the 13-year-old inside.

They didn’t drive far before ordering the juvenile out of the vehicle by threatening to shoot her.

Police had described the stolen vehicle as a red 2002 Chevrolet Avalanche on Saturday night. It had last been seen on Waldron Road headed south toward the Smyrna/Nolensville area.

Authorities confirmed on Saturday the suspects were armed and dangerous. They released surveillance photos showing their faces.

On Sunday, officials confirmed all three had been found and arrested. The vehicle was recovered in Nashville.

The suspects have been identified as 18-year-old Estifanos Tegegne Kumssa, 20-year-old Demetri Cardel Wiliams, and 18-year-old Jaymes Q. Greer.

All have been charged with carjacking and theft of property over $10,000. Kumssa was also charged with kidnapping and was being held on a $125,000 bond. Wiliams and Greer were being held on an $85,000 bond each.

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