WILSON COUNTY, Tenn. – 45-Year-old Gary Mabry Jr. of Mt. Juliet was arrested after allegedly stealing a Nashville Fire Department ambulance on Saturday. Mabry reportedly drove off in the emergency vehicle, after taking it from Summit Medical Center where he'd been hospitalized.
Metro Nashville Police reported that Mabry drove into Wilson County with lights and sirens activated. Once in Wilson County, Mt. Juliet Police officers began to pursue the ambulance. An MNPD helicopter crew also began following, relaying information to officers on the ground. After he returned to Davidson County, a Metro officer successfully deployed spike strips. With flattened tires, Mabry continued to drive until he crashed into an apartment complex off of Stewarts Ferry Pike.
Mabry fled on foot after crashing, ignoring repeated commands to stop. He was taken into custody after Mt. Juliet officers who were on the scene warned him that a canine officer would be released if he did not surrender. Mabry heeded the warning and was taken into custody.
The suspect is no stranger to driving infractions, but stealing an ambulance was a first. In 2009, he was charged with driving on a suspended license in Rutherford County, after getting pulled over in LaVergne. He faced similar charges in Wilson County in 2019. He was also charged with multiple drug offenses this past year in Wilson County, where he faces theft charges from a previous case.
Now, the 45-year-old is facing theft of an ambulance charge, evading & resisting arrest, reckless driving, and criminal impersonation of a first responder.
Mabry collided with multiple vehicles in both Davidson and Wilson Counties. He is being held in lieu of $60,000 bond.
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