18-year-old arrested after crashing stolen car in La Vergne

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Published: Mar. 7, 2022 at 8:12 PM CST|Updated: Mar. 8, 2022 at 1:13 PM CST
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LA VERGNE, TN (WSMV) - An 18-year-old man was arrested following the pursuit of a stolen car that ended in Rutherford County, Metro Police announced Tuesday.

Josue Eduardo Flores was involved in an armed carjacking on Feb. 23 when he and another person stole a victim’s 2017 Honda Civic, according to police.

The Civic was located by detectives leaving a gas station parking lot on Nolensville Pike on Monday. The license plate had been swapped with one reported stolen on Monday from Ocala Drive. Flores was identified as the driver and detectives attempted to stop the vehicle. Flores fled at a high rate of speed into Rutherford County.

With the help of a Metro Police helicopter and La Vergne Police, Flores was arrested after the Civic crashed on Murfreesboro Road near Old Nashville Highway.

Flores has been charged with carjacking and felony evading arrest. He is being held on a $160,000 bond.

The stolen Civic he was driving is also under investigation in regard to other violent crimes.

La Vergne Police said the car “hit several cars during the pursuit and eventually flipped the vehicle” near the La Vergne Public Library on Murfreesboro Road.

There were no reported injuries, and no officers reported any injuries.

The incident remains under investigation.

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