Suspect caught in Hendersonville stolen car investigation

Posted at 2:08 PM, Apr 15, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-15 15:08:41-04

HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A suspect has been identified in a stolen vehicle investigation out of Hendersonville.

Hendersonville police responded to a license plate reader notification on April 7 around 5:30 p.m. The reader alerted police of a stolen BMW SUV near Drakes Creek Park.

An officer went to the area and located the SUV in the park. Upon arrival, he saw a man in an umpire uniform get into the vehicle before leaving the park.

Police began their investigation and were able to identify the driver of the SUV as 34-year-old Marcquez James. James was charged with theft over $10,000, reckless endangerment and evading arrest.

The stolen vehicle was reported stolen from the Nashville International Airport.

Marcquez James

Metro Nashville police were able to identify that James was also a suspect in recent thefts of seven other vehicles from Nashville Airport including the stolen BMW SUV. Hendersonville police partnered with Metro police and located James in East Nashville after a brief foot pursuit near an apartment complex.

James was transported to jail on outstanding warrants from Airport Police and an unrelated warrant from Vanderbilt Police. James has a hold from Sumner County for the charges from Hendersonville Police.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call the Hendersonville Crime Stoppers at (615) 594-4113.