Gerado Perez, who is a 16-year-old runaway from state custody was arrested overnight as part of a carjacking investigation. He admits to being involved in robbing multiple victims of their vehicles over the past month.
Perez is currently confined at juvenile detention and is charged with:
- September 30th carjacking of a Jeep Wrangler from Murfreesboro Pike
- September 30th carjacking of a Toyota 4Runner from Waikiki Boulevard
- October 7th carjacking of a Honda Civic from Winthorne Drive
- October 21st carjacking of a Dodge Charger from Brookridge Trail
- Tuesday’s carjacking of a Toyota Prius from Cane Ridge Road
Efforts continue to identify other suspected teen accomplices with Perez. South Precinct detectives and members of the Juvenile Crime Task Force spotted the Prius and Charger at an apartment complex on Apache Trail overnight, and as they attempted to box the Charger in, it fled. The Prius was recovered. A 16-year-old in the apartment complex who had the keys to the Prius in his pocket was arrested on a charge of auto theft. A gun was discovered on the ground not far from him.
Twice Wednesday morning, officers initiated a pursuit of the Charger, only to discontinue due to the driver’s high speeds in residential areas. The Charger was eventually followed to a parking lot at 4880 Nolensville Pike where it stopped. As Juvenile Crime Task Force officers moved in, the driver (Perez) fled on foot. Officers chased and eventually apprehended him