According to Wilson County sheriff’s Lt. Scott Moore, deputies spotted an abandoned silver 2012 Toyota Prius reported stolen in Nashville at an abandoned house early Friday morning.
Deputies then found a suspect who ran away and was caught after a brief foot chase.
The suspect was a boy and possibly linked to several car thefts in Wilson County and surrounding areas.
He is also believed to be the suspect involved in a chase Thursday evening in Mt. Juliet.
Mt. Juliet police officers chased the suspect through the Chandler Pointe subdivision and Cobblestone Landing after they spotted him on foot in the woods. Officers at the time believed the suspect was armed and alerted residents in the search area to lock their doors. A Metro Nashville police helicopter was called in to aid in the search.
At around 7:10 p.m., police believed the suspect fled into Hermitage, at which point officers called off the search in Mt. Juliet.
Wilson County Sheriff Robert Bryan reminded citizens to make sure they don’t leave their car keys in the ignition or in vehicles in general.
According to Bryan, it was the primary cause for a recent increase in car thefts.