Men give MNPD chase in stolen car; tell police, “they are from Memphis and that’s what they do”

25-year-old Andreotti Cole was charged with evading arrest, as well as theft of property and 23-year-old Derrick Stovall was charged with two counts of evading arrest, theft of property, and possession of cocaine after officers spotted them in a stolen vehicle then found cocaine during a search of the vehicle.

On October 26th, Metro Nashville Police Officer Christopher Lawson spotted a white Ford Fusion that had been reported as stolen. He attempted to perform a traffic stop near Murfreesboro Road, but the vehicle sped off. Officer Lawson reported what ensued was a car chase on the interstate with speeds that exceeded 115 miles per hour. The MNPD Air One helicopter began to monitor the vehicle from above and saw it stop at 218 Anthony Street. Two men by the name of Andreotti Cole and Derrick Stovall fled from the vehicle.

Officers made contact with both men at a garage on 214 Anthony Street, where they were taken into custody. Derrick stated he was the driver, but did not know the car was stolen because it was given to him a couple of days ago. He claimed he ran because he dislikes officers and Andreotti ran because they are both from Memphis and “that’s what they do.” Officers also located 2.2 grams of a substance, under the driver’s seat, that field-tested positive for cocaine.

Andreotti Cole was arrested and charged with theft of 10,000 or more and evading arrest. He is currently jailed in lieu of a $36,500 bond.

Derrick Stovall was arrested and charged with theft of 10,000 or more, possession of Cocaine, evading arrest, and evading arrest by motor vehicle risking injury. He is currently jailed in lieu of a $71,500 bond.

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