The Juvenile Crime Task Force teamed with an MNPD helicopter crew and East Precinct officers Wednesday night to recover a stolen Dodge Charger that had been taken earlier in the day from La Vergne. Three teenagers, a 17-year-old and two 18-year-olds, were arrested. A stolen .45 caliber pistol being carried by the 17-year-old was seized.
Task Force officers spotted the Charger on Ed Temple Boulevard in North Nashville and attempted to stop it. The driver, Charlie Easley, 18, sped away. Officers did not pursue the car given the speed and heavy traffic. A police helicopter crew flew into the area, spotted the Charger and followed it from the air into East Nashville, where Easley and his two passengers bailed out in an alley between Stainback and Lischey Avenues. East Precinct officers established a perimeter. An MNPD canine team assisted in apprehending the three.
The 17-year-old is charged at juvenile detention with evading arrest, unlawful gun possession, auto theft, theft of the gun, and an outstanding charge of escape. Easley is charged with evading arrest, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, cocaine possession, auto theft, and outstanding warrants for aggravated assault. The other 18-year-old, Briasia Hyde, is charged with evading arrest, joyriding, vandalism, resisting arrest, and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.