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Two Teens Arrested After Fleeing Vehicle Stop

4/30/2013

April 30, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

North Precinct officers working a crime reduction initiative today attempted to stop the driver of a black Chevrolet Monte Carlo for a seatbelt violation on 24th Avenue North near Rosa Parks Boulevard when the car sped off at a high rate of speed.  The driver and two passengers stopped in the 1900 block of 28th Avenue North near Deerfield Drive and fled on foot.  
          
Two of the suspects, Lamantez Robinson, 18, and a 17-year-old, were apprehended just minutes after the 11:30 a.m. stop.  A short time later, the third unidentified suspect jumped into a marked Davidson County Sheriff’s vehicle that had been parked on Vance Street.  Sheriff’s Deputy Trey Johnson was out of his marked car and on foot assisting officers in the search for the suspects when his vehicle was taken.  
          
The suspect drove down Vance Street to the nearby intersection of Salem Mason Drive where he struck a parked Dodge Durango and then crashed into a tree at 2018 Salem Mason Drive.  He fled on foot and remains at large.
          
Robinson and the teen were taken to North Precinct to be interviewed.  At this time, they face loitering during school hours, reckless endangerment, auto theft (the owner reported that the keys to the Monte Carlo, which he loans out, were taken from his mailbox) and evading arrest charges.  
          
Anyone who has information concerning the whereabouts of the third individual is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME.  Citizens can also send an electronic tip to Crime Stoppers by texting the word “CASH” along with their message to 274637 (CRIMES) or online at www.nashvillecrimestoppers.com.  Persons who contact Crime Stoppers by phone, text or Internet can remain anonymous and qualify for a cash reward.

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Lamantez Robinson