32-year-old Billie Pace was the driver of a vehicle parked at the HomeTowne Studios on Murfreesboro Pike Tuesday. Officers were in the area and ran the tag, which came back as stolen during a robbery. As officers attempted a felony stop at gunpoint, Pace put the vehicle in reverse and fled from the parking spot. Spike strips were deployed at the entrance/exit to the extended-stay complex but did not immediately stop the vehicle. The rubber eventually separated from the rim of a front tire near Kipling & Connelly Drive, and Pace gave up the chase, unable to control the vehicle. A search revealed a syringe and a glass crack pipe, and Pace refused to be interviewed. In addition to the pending charges for the original robbery/kidnapping, he was charged with auto theft, drug paraphernalia, evading arrest, and driving on a suspended license.
32-year-old Phillip Perry was charged with assault and burglary of a motor vehicle after he was caught attempting to break into a vehicle and assault the owner when he was told to stop, per report.
One teen evades capture, while a 15-year-old driver is charged with reckless driving, evading arrest, and vehicle theft. In January, the same teen was charged with vehicle theft and evading arrest. In that case, the teen admitted to taking a 2010 Mercedes SUV parked on Sunnymeade Drive.
Freddie Calbert, 18, arrested with a pound of weed, cocaine, and a gun, inside a stolen car at Opry Mills. An alert employee noticed the temporary tag didn’t match the vehicle, and called police.