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Juvenile Crime Task Force Recovers Stolen SUV, Two Pistols, and Arrests Eight Teens

2/10/2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The greatly concerning combination of minors, stolen vehicles and guns continued to present itself this weekend.

On Saturday afternoon at 4:30, Juvenile Crime Task Force (JCTF) officers were in the area of South 4th Street in East Nashville when they saw several minors standing next to a stolen 2007 Nissan Pathfinder. It had been taken the evening before from a gas station in the 700 block of McFerrin Avenue after the owner left it running and unattended. When the Pathfinder was stolen, it contained two pistols and a rifle.

As JCTF officers approached the Pathfinder, the minors began to run away. After a brief foot chase, eight teens ranging in age from 13 to 16 were taken into custody. While none of the eight admitted to driving the Pathfinder, they all admitted to being inside it. One of the minors, a 13-year-old, was carrying a stolen pistol that was taken out of a vehicle on Stratford Avenue on February 1. After the eight teens were in custody, officers walked their flight path and recovered another pistol under an I-24 overpass along with the keys to the Pathfinder.

The eight teens are charged as follows:

  • 16-year-old boy with vehicle theft;
  • 15-year-old boy with vehicle theft and evading arrest;
  • 15-year-old boy with vehicle theft and evading arrest;
  • 14-year-old boy with vehicle theft and marijuana possession;
  • 15-year-old boy with vehicle theft and evading arrest;
  • 13-year-old boy with vehicle theft, unlawful gun possession, and possession of a stolen gun;
  • 13-year-old boy with vehicle theft and evading arrest;
  • 13-year-old boy with vehicle theft.

The eight teens were taken to juvenile detention.

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