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MNPD: 29-year-old suspect arrested in connection to carjacking on Welshwood Drive

Nashville, TENNESSEE – MNPD officials said that the 29-year-old suspect was arrested and taken into custody on Thursday.

His name is Tequandre Craighead and he was taken into custody for carjacking a work van in the 400 block of Welshwood Drive.

Craighead, who is a convicted felon, is now charged with carjacking, evading arrest, and driving on a revoked license.

He is being held in lieu of $58,000 bond.

This incident occurred right after 8 a.m. Thursday morning, Metro Police said.

The two male victims reported that they were approached by an armed suspect.

They complied with demands for the keys to a 2019 Nissan NV cargo van.

The responding officers located the van traveling on Harding Place.

Metro Police said the vehicle had stopped in a parking lot on Linbar Drive where the suspect bailed and fled on foot.

He was taken into custody a short time later near an apartment building.

During an interview with investigators, the 29-year-old suspect admitted that he was driving the stolen van. 

This is a developing story and it will be updated as new information become available.