NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Six juveniles were arrested, two stolen vehicles were recovered, and multiple weapons were found following a series of arrests that were made on Friday involving two separate incidents.
Metro police reported that in the first case, detectives stopped a 2006 Nissan Sentra at the intersection of Buena Vista Pikes and Clarksville Pikes. Officers claim that the Nissan Sentra had been reported stolen after it was taken by an armed carjacker from an apartment complex at Trails Circle on April 26. Officers report that the victim, 55 years old, in the carjacking said that he was confronted and threatened by two young men after getting out of his car.
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Officers discovered four teens, three 17 year-olds, one 16-year old, and two guns inside the vehicle during the stop. Officials claim that Ronald Groves, a 16-year-old, admitted to taking part in the carjacking which took place on April 26. He was also charged with aggravated burglary. One of the 17-year-olds was last arrested on February 10 on felony and gun evading charges. After Friday’s arrest, he now faces a new gun offense. Joyriding was also charged against the two other 17-year-olds.
The second incident involved detectives being alerted to a gold Ford Edge driving recklessly on Interstate 40. However, they were unable to stop the vehicle due to its speed. Officers saw the Edge parked at Stewarts Ferry Pike, off Interstate 40. The SUV was seized from Clarksville.
Metro police arrested a 15-year old and a 17-year old inside Waffle House after they were seen leaving the vehicle. Officials believe both teens were carrying guns. One of the guns was confirmed stolen from a Harbor Lights Drive-parked car on February 15. Officers found a BB gun and marijuana weighing in at about a quarter pound inside the vehicle.
The 17-year-old was arrested on charges of vehicle theft, gun steal and unlawful gun ownership. Officers also stated that he had outstanding warrants for credit fraud and theft. After officers found several window punchers in his possession, the 15-year-old was arrested for unlawful gun possession, possession with marijuana for resale, and burglary.