18-year-old crashes stolen car during pursuit in Smyrna; driver arrested, 2 sought

Posted at 6:39 AM, Oct 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-08 14:22:53-04

SMYRNA, Tenn. (WTVF) — Police said they arrested the driver of a stolen car after a high-speed pursuit overnight in Smyrna.

The driver crashed the Toyota Camry just before 1 a.m. Tuesday at the intersection of Enon Springs and Hazelwood Drive. The pursuit began in LaVergne but ended in Smyrna.

Police said 18-year-old Alhagie Camara ran a stop sign at Old Nashville Highway and nearly hit a police cruiser turning from Chaney Boulevard. The pursuit continued to Enon Springs, when Camara hit the curb and blew a tire.

Police said three people bailed from the vehicle and ran. They eventually arrested Camara but the other two got away.

Police brought in a K9 unit to search the neighborhood; however, none of them have been found.

When police ran the car's license plate, they learned it had been stolen out of Nashville and used in recent armed robberies.

Camara was booked on charges of felony theft, felony evading, evading and driving without a license.