Two Teens in Custody in Kentucky to Face Nashville Carjacking Charges


Two Nashville teens presently in custody in Kentucky are facing aggravated robbery charges for Tuesday afternoon’s armed carjacking of a 51-year-old 12th Avenue South restaurant worker who was taking a break inside his car.

The victim reported that four young men approached and then surrounded his 2015 Chevrolet Cruz sedan during the 2 o’clock hour Tuesday. He said one of them pulled a pistol and demanded his keys, while the others punched him and pulled him out of the car. The four got into the vehicle and drove way. The car traveled past a license plate reader at Murfreesboro Pike and Fesslers Lane at 2:49 p.m. It was next seen being driven recklessly on I-24 west near the Davidson-Robertson County line.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol spotted the Cruz, with three persons inside, and initiated a pursuit that traveled into Kentucky from Montgomery County. The Cruz was involved in a non-injury crash in Kentucky, at which point three teens were taken into custody. Investigation by MNPD Violent Crimes Division detectives shows that at least two of the three, Rashaad Compton, 15 (the driver of the car as it was being pursued), and Edwardontavious Phillips, 17, were involved in the original carjacking.

They have been charged with offenses in Kentucky in relation to the pursuit and will be returned to Nashville in the near future.

The third person in the vehicle, a 16-year-old, remains under investigation.


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