Kyshawn Roberts jailed after fleeing from stolen car

Kyshawn Roberts jailed after fleeing from stolen car

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22-year-old Kyshawn Roberts was arrested on the evening of October 17th after being seen fleeing the scene of a stopped stolen vehicle on Summercrest Boulevard. A 2019 Dodge Durango was reported stolen from Bartlett, Tennessee, and tracked to Summercrest Boulevard, where it stopped. An MNPD helicopter witnessed the defendant fleeing from the direction of the stopped vehicle and running through the apartment complex on Summercrest Blvd. After being stopped and searched by police, Roberts was found to have an eight-gram plastic package containing marijuana.

After being read his Miranda Rights, the defendant admitted to being in the vehicle but stated he wasn’t driving. Roberts stated another occupant said police were trying to use road spikes ahead of the group fleeing. Roberts also admitted to the package being marijuana. A detective also said there was surveillance video from Bell Road showing the defendant in the driver’s seat.

Kyshawn Roberts (MNPD)
Kyshawn Roberts (MNPD)

Kyshawn Roberts of Decatur Street in Memphis, TN, was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on October 17th, charged with evading arrest, theft, and possession or casual exchange. He is free on a $6,000 bond.

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