Young man spotted with pistol tucked in pants runs from police when approached

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19-year-old Deatric Woods was charged with theft of property, evading arrest, and unlawful possession of a weapon after he ran from police and ditched a gun.

On October 21st, Metro Nashville Police Sergeant Andrew Grega noticed Deatric Woods standing in the roadway near Garfield Street and Delta Avenue. After spotting a pistol tucked in Wood’s waistband, he attempted to make contact.

Deatric Woods (MNPD)
Deatric Woods (MNPD)

Deatric Woods decided to run, so Sergeant Grega and Sergeant Mendenhall chased him on foot. They stated while they were pursuing Woods, they heard a metallic object hit the ground. After Woods was in custody, Officer Kaleb Stella retraced the route of the foot pursuit and located a SCCY CPX with seven rounds in the magazine and one round in the chamber. The firearm serial number came back stolen out of Murfreesboro, and it was revealed that Woods did not possess a carry permit.

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Deatric Woods was arrested and charged with theft of property under $1,000, evading arrest, and unlawful possession of a weapon. He was released on a $5,500 bond.


Woods, Deatric5988571712 UNDERWOOD ST
Nashville, TN 37208
Misd. Evading Arrest
Woods, Deatric5988571712 UNDERWOOD ST
Nashville, TN 37208
Weapon – Poss.
Woods, Deatric5988571712 UNDERWOOD ST
Nashville, TN 37208
Theft $1,000 or less


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