Opry Mills employee provides tip that leads to auto thief's arrest

Posted at 1:21 PM, Feb 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-14 14:21:52-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — An 18-year-old has been arrested on auto theft charges and more after an Opry Mills employee alerted police that the car appeared to have fraudulent plates.

On Wednesday night, officers received a call from an employee at Opry Mills. The caller told police that while looking at a new Camry in the parking lot, the employee noticed that the temporary tag on the car showed that it had been issued to a Volvo.

When Hermitage Precinct Officers arrived, they verified that the vehicle had indeed been stolen. They waited for the driver to return to the car. When he did, the officers approached.

In the car was Freddie Calbert of Gallatin. When officers looked into the car they could see that Calbert had a pistol in his lap. It was later determined the gun was loaded with 21 rounds.

Additionally, police found the original license plate for the vehicle, over $2,000 in cash, one pound of marijuana and three grams of cocaine inside the car.

Calbert is currenetly being held on an $80,000 bond.