18-year-old Demarcus Foster was jailed on June 4th after police saw him speeding out of a parking lot on Merritt Boulevard. Police began to follow Foster, who stopped his vehicle in the middle of the roadway near Almeda Street and yelled out of the driver’s side window that he needed to get somewhere because his car was breaking down. He tried to wave police by, but instead, the police activated their emergency lights. Police asked Foster to step out of the vehicle, and he began pacing and sweating profusely. He spoke quickly, telling police he was acting strange because he “ain’t got no L’s.” The officer asked him to specify what an “L” was, and he said it meant his driver’s license.
The officer asked Foster to relax and sit on the hood of the patrol car. He complied with the command, but when the officer attempted to search Foster’s vehicle, he sat up and said, “You ain’t gotta do all that.” Officers saw a 9mm Ruger Handgun in plain view on the driver’s side floorboard and attempted to place Foster in handcuffs, but he pushed off the officer’s neck and chest, knocking off the body camera, and took off running. The officer told Foster to stop running, but he continued until he was tased. Once in custody, police found half an ecstasy pill and a small bag of crack/cocaine in Foster’s front pocket.
The vehicle plates displayed did not match the vehicle, Foster was driving a Nissan Sentra, but the plates belonged to a Ford Fiesta. Once at booking, Foster told police he ran because he has pending gun charges in another county, and he thought the current incident would affect that. He also stated that he knew he would be pulled over when he sped out of the parking lot and “screeched” his tires.
19-year-old Teanna Gardner & 18-year-old Monterio Taylor were jailed for fleeing the police when a traffic stop was initiated on I-24 Saturday night. Police tried to pull over a silver Hyundai Sonata for the left brake light not properly working. The driver of the vehicle, Gardner, fled at high speed. Detectives deployed spike strips which stopped the car before Shelby St. The back seat passenger, Taylor, got out of the car and ran. Police chased him on foot briefly before taking him into custody. It was later found that during the chase, Taylor threw a gun on the side of the interstate to try to get rid of it. There was a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. When officers searched Taylor’s body, they found 10 grams of marijuana.
Citizens called police to report teenagers were firing pellets from a water pellet gun at random people in downtown Nashville late Friday night. Officers located one of the teens, 18-year-old Eli Sherrill, in a parking garage at 314 Church Street. It was determined Eli’s truck was parked in the garage, and as officers approached, they could see the handle of an actual handgun under a tire in the bed of the truck; it was loaded with a round in the chamber. Inside the cab of the truck, officers located water pellets, two water pellet guns, and a bottle of liquor
18-year-old Brandon Howard told police, “I would have dusted y’all!” had it not been for the spike strips they deployed to stop him as he fled in a stolen Toyota Camry late Sunday night. He was driving a 2022 white Toyota Camry that was just stolen from Whites Creek Pike and was being tracked by its owner, who was relaying the information to police. With the assistance of AirOne, all three occupants of the vehicle were taken into custody after short foot pursuits. A P80 ‘ghost gun’ with an automatic switch was found within reach of Howard at the time of his arrest… more details inside
18-year-old Treshaun Delucia and Quantaz Carter were charged with theft of property, possession of a weapon, and evading arrest when aviation found them in a stolen car that gave chase through Antioch.