Kidnapping Suspect In Custody After Madison Crash

Posted at 5:47 AM, Apr 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-13 08:06:38-04

A kidnapping suspect was taken into custody after a crash and brief standoff in Madison.

According to an affidavit from Metro Nashville Police, the ordeal began on Gallatin Pike. Granville Johnson was in a car with the mother of his children when he allegedly pointed a gun at her and wouldn't let her leave.

She was able to get out and run into a Kroger to call 911. A chase with officers ensued, but they lost visual of him in a neighborhood. 

Johnson eventually drove back to his apartment, where police said he crashed the car. 

Someone in the area saw the wreck and called authorities. 

Police said Johnson initially wouldn't come out of the apartment, but a special response team came out and they forced the door open. At that point, he came out willingly.

Johnson was arrested on the following charges: aggravated assault, aggravated kidnapping, leaving the scene, and felony evading.

He also had multiple warrants out for his arrest. His criminal history included convictions for theft, sale of a controlled substance, felon in possession of a firearm, aggravated assault, and driving on a revoked license.