Four arrested following police chase of stolen car in Nashville

Posted at 5:58 PM, May 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-07 18:58:38-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Four suspects, including three teenagers, have been arrested following a Metro Nashville police chase of a stolen car.

According to Metro police, Juvenile Crime Task Force officers spotted a stolen 2016 Honda Civic - which was stolen Wednesday from a convenience store on Donelson Pike - on Interstate 440.

Officers attempted a traffic stop, but the driver of the vehicle sped away.

The officers followed the Civic on I-40 west to Exit 196 in Bellevue. There, the driver got off of the interstate and then back on, headed east.

A Metro police helicopter arrived and monitored arrived to monitor the fleeing vehicle.

After exiting onto Charlotte Pike, it hit spike strips that were deployed with information coming from the helicopter to officers on the ground. With two flattened tires, the Civic came to a stop at 46th and Nebraska Avenue.

Three of four occupants immediately surrendered. The fourth occupant, Brandon Tarleton, 18, ran toward Colorado Avenue and was arrested on the front porch of a home.

Three loaded guns were located on the ground near the Civic on 46th Avenue North.

The driver, a 17-year-old, is charged with vehicle theft, being a juvenile runaway, unlawful gun possession, felony evading arrest and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was previously arrested in February 2017 for vehicle theft, reckless endangerment and felony evading arrest.

Tarleton and Rodale Lewis, 22 - who has been convicted for felony evading arrest - are charged with vehicle theft, contributing to the delinquency of minors and unlawful gun possession.

A 15-year-old who was in the car is charged with vehicle theft, unlawful gun possession and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was also arrested in August 2019 for vehicle theft and evading arrest.