Garth Brooks II arrested in La Vergne, Tennessee

Apr 28, 2022 at 12:44 pm by WGNS

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(La Vergne, TN) Garth Brooks II was arrested in Rutherford County early Thursday morning. La Vergne, TN Police told WGNS NEWS the arrest happened because of their license plate detection system, which led to Brooks being pulled over by officers.

The incident occurred after LPD’s Blue Sentinel Program (LPR system) detected a stolen vehicle headed eastbound on Murfreesboro Road. The vehicle was reported stolen in an armed robbery out of the Metro Nashville area earlier this week.

Sgt. Eric Staats pulled the vehicle over in a fast-food parking lot where he and several other officers conducted a felony stop. The driver, identified as 26-year-old Garth Brooks II of Nashville, TN was taken into custody. Two passengers were later released without charges.

Metro Nashville Police Department detectives responded as well to interview Brooks and his passengers in relation to the armed robbery that was previously reported in Music City.

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“This is another great example of how our Blue Sentinel license plate detection system is working with our officers to identify vehicles involved in crimes or that have been stolen,” says Chief Burrel “Chip” Davis. “I’m happy with the results we are seeing from this system and believe the investment in our department will continue to pay off.”

Brooks is charged with possession of a stolen vehicle and driving on a suspended license.

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