Auto Theft Suspect Previously Convicted on a Felony Drug Charge in Murfreesboro Arrested and Stolen SUV Recovered

Feb 14, 2024 at 06:37 am by WGNS News

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A man who was previously convicted on a felony drug charge in Rutherford County, has been re-arrested after allegedly leading Nashville authorities on a police pursuit that ended with a disabled vehicle. The arrest occurred when Metro Detectives working a special assignment to recover stolen vehicles and arrest those responsible this past Wednesday night apprehended a man driving a stolen vehicle. The subject was free on a $1,000 bond from an auto theft arrest in June of 2022.


Detectives in the area of Murfreesboro Pike and Thompson Lane report they saw 40-year-old Scott Hanes get into a spray-painted blue Ford Explorer bearing a stolen license plate. Officers successfully deployed spike strips, flattening two of the vehicle’s tires. Hanes continued driving, refusing to stop, according to Metro Police. Hanes, who previously lived in Murfreesboro, was followed by a police helicopter as he got onto I-40 eastbound traveling approximately 35 miles per hour while swerving back and forth between lanes. The Explorer eventually became disabled and stopped on the exit ramp to Murfreesboro Pike from I-24 where Hanes was taken into custody.

Recovered from the SUV were a handgun and a glass pipe. Hanes is charged with theft of a vehicle, felon in possession of a firearm (felony drug conviction in Rutherford County), evading arrest, use of a stolen license plate, driving without a license, and possession of drug paraphernalia. As of February 14 (Valentine's Day), Hanes remains jailed on $32,000 bond at the Davidson County Correctional Development Center. 

SOURCE(S): Metro Police, Rutherford County Courts, Davidson County Sheriff's Office

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