HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. — Six teens have been arrested after they attempted to evade police in a carjacked vehicle in Hendersonville.
According to Hendersonville police, a gray Chevrolet Equinox almost collided with a patrol vehicle on Saturday morning. Officers in the patrol car attempted to stop the Equinox, but it fled the area.
As it fled, it struck another vehicle before wrecking at a dead end at Center Point Road South.
Police took everyone in the vehicle into custody, comprising six teenagers, five of whom are juveniles. The sixth was 18-year-old Gary Gleaves (pictured).
As police searched the vehicle and teens, they found a loaded gun and ammunition on the 17-year-old driver of the vehicle.
Shortly thereafter, police learned the vehicle had been taken in a carjacking around 11 p.m. on July 5 on the 900 block of Gallatin Avenue in Nashville.
Gleaves is charged with possession of stolen property. The 17-year-old driver of the Equinox is charged with possession of stolen property, possession of a weapon, evading arrest, reckless endangerment, reckless driving, leaving the scene of an accident, vandalism and curfew violation. Both of the 17-year-old passengers were charged with possession of stolen property and curfew violation, while one of them was also charged with possession of a weapon. The two 16-year-old passengers were charged with possession of stolen property and curfew violation.
The five juveniles were sent to Sumner County Detention. Gleaves was sent to Sumner County Jail.
Metro Nashville Police Department will be investigating and seeking charges as appropriate. Anyone who may have information on the case is asked to call Hendersonville Police, though, at (615) 264-5303 or Hendersonville Crime Stoppers at (615) 573-5400.
Gleaves is a resident of Clarksville. One of the juveniles is also a Clarksville resident. The other four juveniles are residents of Nashville.