18-year-old Joshua Leach jailed during pursuit over possible kidnapping

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18-year-old Joshua Leach was jailed on February 28th when police were dispatched for a female who had been abducted by two males in a silver Nissan. The complainant followed the vehicle throughout Nashville. Police intercepted the car and attempted a traffic stop, but it refused to pull over. The police deployed spikes at the intersection of Clarksville Pike and Ed Temple Boulevard. The vehicle was then abandoned, and after a brief foot pursuit, officers apprehended Mr. Leach, who was carrying a loaded handgun. The officers later discovered that the vehicle they were chasing had been reported stolen. Mr. Leach admitted to owning the firearm and being inside the stolen car. Leach also had an outstanding probation warrant. Leach was taken into custody on February 28th for unauthorized use of a vehicle, evading arrest, and weapon possession.

Joshua Leach (MNPD)
Joshua Leach (MNPD)

Joshua L. Leach was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on February 28th, charged with unauthorized use of a vehicle, evading arrest, and weapon possession. A judicial commissioner set his bond at $17,500.

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