Police affidavit: Brentwood patrol car stolen during crash investigation

Posted at 6:11 AM, May 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-18 11:04:23-04

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. — A Brentwood patrol car was stolen Friday during a crash investigation near Maryland Farms, according to a police affidavit.

Investigators wrote that a Brentwood police officer pulled over after spotting a two car crash on Old Hickory Blvd at East Park Drive. One of the cars was empty and people on scene said the occupants had run off.

Police tracked down the passengers, and had them detained. The suspect who stole the car was handcuffed behind his back and sitting in the back seat of the patrol vehicle.

When he was in the car alone, he managed to move his hands to the front of his body, climb through the open cage and drive away in the car. Multiple officers pursued the suspect east on Old Hickory Blvd. to I-65 South.

The suspect exited at Concord Road, going south on Franklin Road before turning onto Lynnwood Way, when he stopped the car and fled on foot into the woods on Sawyer Road.

Officers were able to capture the suspect in the wooded area shortly afterward. He was arrested, and identified as 44-year-old Jerry Pack from Columbia. He was treated for his injuries, released from Williamson Medical Center and transported to Williamson County jail, where he was charged with theft, evading arrest with a motor vehicle, theft under $1,000 and reckless endangerment with a deadly weapon. His bond is $105,000.

Cristin Gowdy, 36, was also arrested at the scene for theft of property because the crashed car was stolen.