Police chase through Brentwood neighborhood lands man in jail


A 21-year-old man faces charges after a police chase Friday morning along I-65 and through a Brentwood neighborhood.

A Brentwood Police officer and a Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper responded to a stalled vehicle on I-65 North just south of Old Hickory Boulevard at 11 a.m Friday. The driver was broken down on the shoulder near the center retaining wall.

While authorities were attempting to pat down the man identified as Evan Smith Erving, he tried jumping over the retaining wall onto the southbound side of I-65, but officers pulled him back. Brentwood Police said as the officers were trying to regain control, Erving ran across the northbound lanes of I-65 into a nearby wooded area.

Brentwood officers, the THP, and the Williamson County Sheriff's Department searched the area and spotted Erving on Carondelet Place. He was arrested shortly afterward without incident near the 500 block of Wilson Pike.

According to Brentwood Police, both the Brentwood officer and the trooper were transported to Williamson Medical Center to treat minor injuries. They have since been released. Officials said Erving was not hurt during the chase.

Erving was transported to the Williamson County Jail, where he has been charged with aggravated assault, possession of a firearm by a felon, resisting arrest, evading arrest, and drug possession. He is currently being held on a $46,000 bond.

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