Murfreesboro Police Investigating Stolen Vehicle with Kids Inside, Woman Detained


UPDATE: MPD CID detectives have charged Deshonte Miller, 19, with multiple charges including especially aggravated kidnapping, kidnapping, aggravated assault, felony recklessly endangerment, and evading arrest. Miller is being held at the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center on $160,000 bond. A hearing is set Sept. 6 in General Sessions Court.

A woman is in custody after stealing a Good Samaritan’s SUV with an 18-year-old and a minor child inside. The woman wrecked and hit a tree after the children confronted her around 2:35 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6.

The woman is currently being interviewed by Criminal Investigations Division detectives. Charges are forthcoming.

The preliminary investigation shows the woman was traveling on I-24 and got off the Medical Center Pkwy. exit. She hit a curb, disabling the car she was driving, a Ford Focus. Two good Samaritan stopped to assist. The woman ended up driving away in one of the Good Samaritan’s vehicles, a gray Acura MDX SUV. She drove down Medical Center Pkwy. crashing into two vehicles. The woman was confronted by the 18-year-old and minor child, causing her to cross into the on-coming lane of traffic near Joe Knight Dr. and came to a stop after hitting a tree. She took off running.

A Murfreesboro Police Officer chased the woman on foot and was taken into custody with assistance from a Metro Nashville Police Department off-duty officer.

The Good Samaritan was reunited with her children, who were not injured.

The investigation is ongoing.

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