Men wearing ski masks found sleeping in stolen vehicle, police say

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — A call for a welfare check at a Nashville park led to police discovering a stolen vehicle.

The Metro Nashville Police Department (MNPD) said officers were called to Hartman Park around 9:30 p.m. on Monday, May 20 to respond to a welfare check for a vehicle that was “parked for a long time.”

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Officers said they when approached the vehicle to check on the occupants inside, they noticed the individuals were wearing ski masks.

According to court documents, the driver of the vehicle — identified as 20-year-old Jeremiah Donnell — immediately drove off after speaking with an officer.

During the incident, the vehicle’s tag was run through dispatch and came back as stolen, police said.

In an arrest report, a MNPD officer stated the “subjects were taken out of the vehicle and detained” after a traffic stop was performed.

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Donnell allegedly told officers that he found the car with the keys inside and took it. Officials said he was driving without a driver’s license.

He was taken into custody and charged with felony vehicle theft over $10,000 and driving without a license.

Donnell remains jailed on a $16,000 bond.

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