Mt. Juliet Police locate suspects after pursuit following crash on I-40

Police arrest two suspects following crash on I-40.
Police arrest two suspects following crash on I-40.(Mount Juliet Police)
Published: Apr. 23, 2022 at 11:01 AM CDT
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) - Mt. Juliet Police have apprehended two suspects after a pursuit in the Metro area Saturday morning following a car crash.

The search came after Mt. Juliet investigators said a vehicle crashed in the median on the eastbound side of Interstate 40 near mile marker 224 around 10:30 a.m. Two men, wearing all black, fled the car and headed towards John Hager Road.

Police say that the two suspects fled the vehicle, leading to the pursuit. Officers established a containment zone and took the suspects into custody on agricultural land near Carver Lane.

The suspects were identified as two 16-year-old males who police say were missing from Nashville and listed as “armed and dangerous.” One of the teens was armed with a stolen handgun from Nashville and the other was wanted from Franklin County.

According to police, during their search, a stolen Jeep Liberty entered the search area. Police believe that the vehicle was attempting to pick up the two suspects. Officers pursued the vehicle out of the city but the chase was called off due to the high speeds.

The investigation is ongoing.

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