18-year-old Jose Cruz was leaving a car meet in his red Mustang on Franklin Pike as officers pulled into the parking lot where the sideshow was happening on Franklin Pike. Officers noticed the clear plastic cover on the temporary license plate made it unreadable and initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle. Cruz stated he did not a driver’s license and was taken into custody on the charge as officers were unable to positively identify him for a citation.
21-year-Tyler Cobb is charged with aggravated reckless driving and felony evading arrest after he drove a UHaul truck to a car meet/sideshow Friday night (video below). At the time of his arrest, he was free on a $50,000 bond from a February incident in which he allegedly pointed a gun at two persons who were taunting car meet participants with “rubber testicles.” Officers observed him doing donuts in the UHaul during the meet on Corporate Drive, and he fled from an MNPD lieutenant who was using lights and sirens. a THP chopper followed Cobb until he was ultimately apprehended by a THP Trooper in Murfreesboro. He was charged with additional offenses in Rutherford County.
Police say 27-yea-old Patrick Leon Jones was traveling south on Franklin Pike at 81 mph in a 45 mph zone Friday night. As the officer activated his lights and sirens, Jones increased the speed of his Dodge Charger, with the officer catching up with him near Harding Place, but as the lights and sirens were activated a second time, Jones fled, and the patrol car didn’t give chase. 23-year-old Marricus Duncan was a passenger in the vehicle. AirOne followed the car through downtown Nashville and eventually to an apartment complex on Tampa Drive, where officers eventually took both men into custody. Jones bragged in booking that he could see the cops behind him, and they never caught up in their cars.
Despite an initial $10,500 bond, 23-year-old Derrick Vassar is free on pre-trial release after fleeing from police working the street racing initiative Friday night. AirOne was surveilling the area near Firestone Parkway and Old Hickory Blvd when Vassar, driving a matte black Chevrolet Corvette, was seen doing donuts in the parking lot of a Thornton’s convenience store [video below], where there was a “sea of vehicles,” according to police, who say Vassar had already fled a traffic stop. As he exited the parking lot, he traversed to I-24 with multiple police vehicles in pursuit with full lights and sirens. AirOne noted that Vasser bailed out of the vehicle on Crossing Place and fled on foot until he was apprehended nearby. Police say he tensed up and pulled away while being arrested, and the tag on the Corvette belonged to a Ford vehicle.