Knoxville Police Arrest Juvenile after Stolen Car Chase, Department Says

The suspect, identified as a 16-year-old, was taken into custody near the Vistas apartment complex, KPD said. (Courtesy: KPD)

Knoxville Police Arrest Juvenile after Stolen Car Chase, Department Says

Knoxville, TN (WOKI) A Knoxville teen is facing a slew of charges after stealing a car and leading police on a brief chase.

Knoxville Police Department officials say the chase happened around 4:30 p.m. Monday after officers spotted a Hyundai that was reported stolen in the area of E. Hill Avenue and Summit Hill Drive. When officers attempted to stop the car, it sped away.

KPD says the driver led police on a chase to Lula Powell Drive before leaving the car and running on foot.

The suspect, a 16-year-old, was taken into custody near the Vistas apartment complex.

Officers also recovered two guns during the incident: one discarded by the juvenile during the chase and one found inside the car.

The juvenile was charged with auto theft, evading arrest and multiple firearm offenses.

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