Metro police received a call on Saturday afternoon from Chattanooga police, alerting them of a stolen 2004 red Chevrolet Colorado, which they traced via GPS, to a hotel on Hampton Street in North Nashville. That’s when Metro police moved in to find Cardarius Miller and Gavin Timmons asleep in the stolen car.
Police first contacted the front desk of The Regency Hotel to confirm it was actually there, to confirm Chattanooga’s GPS findings. The hotel confirmed the car was in the parking lot, with two black males asleep inside. The clerk also reported that the Georgia license plate had been replaced with a Tennessee temporary tag.
Upon arrival, Cadarius Miller was found asleep in the passenger seat, who stated that the co-defendant, and driver, picked him up at a friend’s house in Antioch, but claimed he wasn’t aware the vehicle was stolen, but also could not explain why he was asleep in a vehicle with another man in a hotel parking lot at Noon on a Friday.
In the driver’s seat, police located Gavin Timmons, also asleep. Timmons stated this was not his vehicle, and he did not know who owned the vehicle. He stated that his friend, Marcus Brooks, picked him up yesterday in Chattanooga in the vehicle, but then left in an unknown vehicle before police arrived.
Both men were arrested and charged with theft of vehicle. Timmons is held on a $7,500 bond, and Miller is held on a $10,000 bond.