Mt. Juliet Police confirmed that one officer was injured while apprehending two suspects following a car chase early Saturday morning.
The incident began just after midnight, when a witness saw two men attempting to burglarize the Don Pancho Mexican Restaurant off Pleasant Grove Road. An officer responded to the scene and witnessed the two men attempting to break-in, and the suspects fled in a stolen truck to I-40 West.
The truck eventually struck a minivan at the intersection of Nolensville Road and Thompson Lane. Both suspects—each with individual criminal records full of felonies—were apprehended on scene.
Police identified the two men as Jimmy Galindo, 31, and Donnie Meadows, 31, both from Nashville. The two men were arrested and charged for conspiracy to commit burglary, criminal attempt to commit burglary, and resisting stop/halt/frisk, among other charges. Galindo, the driver, also faces charges related to theft of a motor vehicle and reckless driving.
Galindo was a wanted felon with over 19 charges across multiple counties in Middle Tennessee. He and Meadows both have a history of charges related to assault, illegal drugs, and theft.
Two people in the minivan were taken to the hospital with minor injuries. A Mt. Juliet police officer also sustained minor injuries during the apprehension.
Police believe that Galindo and Meadows are also the men behind two recent Mexican restaurant burglaries across Mt. Juliet.
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