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MNPD Helicopter Crew and Canine Team Coordinate to Arrest Carjacker

9/4/2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

East Precinct detectives this afternoon charged Koran D. Porter, 18, with aggravated robbery for Tuesday night’s carjacking of a 2012 Dodge Challenger at a Dickerson Pike gas station that left a 49-year-old woman scrambling to get her 4-year-old grandson out of the car.

Porter, who was apprehended by MNPD canine Nash at 9:50 a.m. today after he bailed from the car on I-24 near the Old Hickory Boulevard exit in South Nashville, admitted in an interview with detectives that he was responsible for the carjacking. Porter is also charged with reckless endangerment, reckless driving, evading arrest, and marijuana possession.  He is jailed in lieu of $76,000 bond.

Porter’s cousin, Antario Porter, 19, who was also in the car this morning, is charged with felony theft and evading arrest. His bond is set at $5,000.

An MNPD helicopter crew spotted the Challenger this morning and monitored it from the air as it traveled across much of Davidson County, into Rutherford County, and then back into Davidson. Porter pulled the car over on I-24 west near the Old Hickory Boulevard exit and ran. Officer Braden Gant and his partner, Nash, were on the scene within moments. Nash quickly made the apprehension. Other officers arrested Antario Porter.

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Koran D. Porter, mugshot Antario Porter, mugshot

Officer Braden Gant and his partner, Nash

Aerial photo of carjacked Dodge Challenger stopped on interstate