20-year-old Joshua Hutcherson was found in a vehicle used in the commission of a shooting on November 24th. Detectives found him leaving his apartment complex and attempted a traffic stop, but Hutcherson continued to drive as if he didn’t see them. Hutcherson continued moving toward Lebanon Pike, where he ran over a spike strip and pulled over without further issue. Hutcherson was taken into custody and charged with evading arrest by motor vehicle.
19-year-old Xavier Daimwood was jailed on November 19th after a group of street racers took over an intersection near Century Boulevard. Hermitage Precinct officers arrested four men from out of county early Sunday morning after they were found taking over the intersection of McGavock Pike at Century Boulevard doing donuts and burnouts in a white Dodge Charger.
Officers arrived at 1 a.m. to find more than 60 vehicles participating in the dangerous driving stunts. As they were approaching the intersection, they witnessed a man fire a gunshot into the air around bystanders and vehicles. A traffic stop was initiated on the Charger, which was blocking the roadway, when it fled from officers going more than 90 miles per hour onto Elm Hill Pike. Additional gunshots were seen coming from the Charger during the brief pursuit. The driver, Xaiver Daimwood, 19, of Shelbyville, was taken into custody after surrendering to officers on Donelson Pike at Lebanon Pike. He was charged with aggravated reckless driving, drag racing, evading arrest, disorderly conduct, inciting a riot, and driving under the influence.
18-year-old Kevin Hatter was driving a Kia Sportage with a temp tag belonging to a Honda Accord on August 31st. Kevin raced away from the first traffic stop that detectives attempted to make with the help of MNPD AirONE helicopter near Dickerson Pike and Maplewood Trace. The detectives did not follow but found the vehicle parked outside Buffalo Trail Apartments, and Kevin and the passenger exited the vehicle. Kevin was taken into custody. He told the police he was the driver and had recently purchased the vehicle. However, NCIC records showed that the vehicle was reported stolen.
31-year-old Masi Kingston, who last month walked out of a police station where bounty hunters were surrendering him, is once again in jail this morning. He was captured in Atlanta Tuesday night by his Nashville-based bondswoman, Keeley Benoit. He attempted to flee as he exited a club in Atlanta and had to be tased by the bounty-hunting team. While on the ground, Masi screamed, “Call my lawyer, call my sister!” as other nearby men attacked the bounty hunters with designer handbags and purses. In Davidson County, Kingston was wanted after failing to appear for an evading arrest court date. He has since posted a $22,000 bond for those charges and is awaiting transfer to the next county. Williamson County has a hold on him to answer for state probation offenses, which is where he is currently pending transfer. He has additional open warrants in Montgomery and Hamblen counties in Tennessee and also in Texas, though Texas is unlikely to extradite him.
21-year-old Micah Hooker was one of two people charged this weekend as Metro police work to crack down on street racing across Nashville. Metro police reported Micah Hooker, and his passenger Bailee Nelson, sped away from a meet-up at a commercial parking lot on Corporate Drive Saturday night. Street racers reportedly practiced burnouts and other maneuvers in the Corporate Drive parking lot. A Metro helicopter crew tracked Hooker and Nelson as they drove a 2020 green Dodge Challenger, and Hooker turned his lights off in an unsuccessful effort to avoid officers. Hooker reportedly almost hit two other motorists head-on. Hooker made a brief stop, and Officer Hausman came up on the rear of the vehicle, which made Hooker turn his lights off again and flee. Officers eventually stopped Hooker and Nelson at the intersection of Hamilton Church Road and Hobson Pike. He was arrested and charged with felony reckless endangerment, felony evading arrest, driving on a suspended license, criminal trespassing, and rioting due to the dangerous vehicle maneuvers on Corporate Drive. Hooker and Nelson are the latest to be charged amid Metro police’s continuing street racer enforcement effort.
18-year-old Elijah Foster was jailed this week for fleeing from the police after stealing an orange Dodge Challenger. The owner of the vehicle was able to track it and informed police of its whereabouts. When police located the vehicle, Foster exited the driver’s seat and fled on foot into a tree line. K9 officers arrived and placed Foster into custody. The stolen vehicle was valued at $26,000.
Metro Police were conducting patrols for street racers near Vantage Way and Great Circle Way Saturday when they encountered approximately sixty vehicles in a private parking lot “drag racing and doing burnouts,” according to the officer. As the officer pulled into the lot, vehicles began to flee. Officer Cantrell pulled behind a 1986 Honda Prelude, driven by 18-year-old Junior Vega, and activated his emergency lights. The officer used his PA system to give commands to stop, however, the vehicle continued to flee. At one point, Vega stopped long enough for the officer to exit his vehicle and approach Vega’s car. Vega then quickly fled the scene, leaving the officer standing on the side of the road. Another officer was able to stop Vega some distance away, and he was taken into custody.
Police say 18-year-old street racer Aubren Ferrante was spinning the tires of his Dodge Charger in the parking lot of an Antioch KFC when they attempted a traffic stop. Ferrante fled from the parking lot, drove around multiple police vehicles, and drove across traffic onto Bell road. Apparent he was not going to stop, MNPD ceased the pursuit. Another unit observed him entering the parking lot of a nearby Thornton’s, where a second traffic stop was initiated.
Ferrante dodged police a second time and avoided multiple vehicle blocks from officers. As he fled a second time, he turned into the parking lot of a Waffle house, which had no other outlet. He dodged a third vehicle block, crashed into a patrol car, and then drove over a curb, where his car was high-centered and disabled. He was taken into custody on multiple felony charges.
21-year-old Matthew Brecht face multiple charges after police say he fled from them after they observed him traveling at 50 mph in a 35 mphz in his silver Dodge Ram truck late Friday night in Goodlettsville. Officers stopped the pursuit, per policy, but knew the vehicle and where the driver lived. Officers arrived at the location to find the truck parked but still warm to the touch. Brecht’s cell phone and a half-empty bottle of vodka were vidisble in the vehicle’s driver’s seat. Brecht eventually came out of the house and was taken into custody.
Metro Nashville Police inexplicably utilized the AirOne helicopter and multiple undercover units to intercept a car going 14 mph over the speed limit overnight. An arrest warrant indicates that MNPD detectives working the violent crimes initiative attempted a traffic stop on a 2013 Audi SUV for traveling 84 in a 70 mph zone. The vehicle refused to stop and reportedly fled at a high rate of speed. Air and ground units followed the vehicle to Hickory Hollow Terrace, where the sole occupant and driver, 30-year-old Masi Kingston, bailed from the vehicle and fled on foot. He was located and taken into custody, charged with misdemeanor evading arrest, and felony evading arrest by motor vehicle. Kingston is free on a $6,000 bond.