A driver who led police on a pursuit on Thanksgiving night had to be tased before officers could take him into custody. When officers returned to the scene the next day they recovered a gun that was later determined to be stolen.
The pursuit started around 6:30 p.m. on Thanksgiving when an officer attempted to pull over the driver of a white Nissan who was speeding on Waldron Road. When the driver stopped and the officer exited his patrol vehicle the driver fled the scene headed East. Another officer attempted to use spike stripes but was unsuccessful.
The pursuit continued as driver turned on to Old Nashville Highway. When the driver attempted to turn on to Merritt Drive he slid and hit the side of a bystanders vehicle. The driver continued down old Merritt Drive, turning on Sanders Drive then turning on to Mason Road. Once on Mason Road the driver crashed the vehicle in a ditch.
Both the driver and the passenger exited the vehicle and fled the scene on foot. An officer was able to quickly locate the driver who was tased before being taken into custody. A man matching the description of the passenger was spotted nearby. Officers brought the man to the scene and positively identified him as the passenger of the vehicle before taking him into custody.
This morning officers returned to the scene of the crash where they located a 9mm handgun that upon investigation, was reported stolen out of Goodlettsville.
The driver of the vehicle is identified as Carlos Ewin, Jr. (22). He was booked at the Rutherford County Sheriff’s office and faces 11 charges stemming from the pursuit and crash including resisting arrest, evading arrest, evading arrest (motor vehicle), leaving the scene of an accident with property damage, unlawful drug paraphernalia, criminal impersonation, simple possession/casual exchange, reckless endangerment, driving on revoked 1st offense, failure to give immediate notice on accident. Ewin also has four warrants from Smyrna for failure to appear.
The passenger was identified as Jonathan Thompson (21). He was booked at the Rutherford County Sheriff’s officer and charged with evading arrest.