-This story has been updated from its original publication for the inclusion of Joseph Ferrell.
55-year-old Kevin Hudson was charged with possession of crack cocaine, theft of property, and possession of drug paraphernalia after he stole a vehicle in Ashland City and was found three days later at Walmart in Mt. Juliet. 34-year-old Joseph Ferrell, who was found driving said vehicle, was charged with theft of property, simple possession, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving on a suspended license.
On May 22nd, Mt. Juliet Police Officer Neal and Cpl. Barth received a call regarding a possible stolen vehicle. Neal was able to find the vehicle at the Mt. Juliet Walmart, located on 300 Pleasant Grove Rd. Upon arrival, Neal found a vehicle matching the description being occupied by two males, the passenger being later identified as Kevin Hudson. Barth then commanded Hudson and driver Joseph Ferrell at gunpoint to exit the truck.
Ferrell claimed that Hudson, an East Nashville resident, picked him up in the vehicle. Despite claiming ignorance, a computer check revealed that Ferrell’s license had been suspended since December of 2019 for an accumulation of points. The truck, which was valued at over $10,000, was listed as stolen three days earlier in Ashland City. Law enforcement discovered a clear plastic bag twisted in the corner of where Hudson was seated. The bag was confirmed to be holding crack cocaine. Alongside the cocaine, officers found three glass pipes containing residue of the drug in the center console.
Kevin Hudson was arrested and charged with possession of crack cocaine, theft of property, and possession of drug paraphernalia. His bond was set at $10,000. Joseph Ferrell was arrested and charged with theft of property, simple possession, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving on a suspended license. His bond was set at $4,000.