LPD Tuesday Night Pursuit Ends With Crash

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(La Vergne, TN) A man on bond for a Nashville murder has been taken into custody after leading La Vergne officers on a pursuit, crashing his car and fleeing on foot before being cuffed and arrested police.

The officer attempted to pull over 28-year old Robert Richards around 11:00 o'clock late Tuesday night (1/28/2020). The driver began to flee the scene with La Vergne Poice in pursuit. While on Murfreesboro Road the driver lost control and crashed into another vehicle. The suspect exited the car and fled on foot towards a nearby apartment complex. Richards injured himself while fleeing from police, so the officer was able to apprehend the suspect on foot.

Richards was taken to the hospital to be treated for the injury.

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The driver of the car who was hit by Richards was also taken to the hospital for minor injuries.

During a search of the vehicle, officers found nearly three pounds of marijuana, a handgun, and ammunition.

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Richards faces 12 charges including evading arrest, unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a firearm during a dangerous felony, reckless endangerment, driving on a suspended license, possession of a weapon while intoxicated, duty to give information or render aid, driving under the influence, leaving the scene of an accident, immediate notice of an accident, and drug paraphernalia.

Richards is out on bond for a 2017 Nashville murder and attempted murder investigation.

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