Two people have been charged with felonies after apparently trying to evade police with unrestrained children in the car.
According to police accounts, a Hendersonville Police Officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop at about 9:30 p.m. Monday on W. Main St. in Hendersonville for an observed violation.
The driver did not stop and entered onto Vietnam Veterans Blvd (SR 386) at speeds exceeding
70 mph. The suspect was forced to leave the interstate when one of the vehicle’s tires went flat.
Officers followed the vehicle to an apartment complex located at 1037 Center Point Rd.
Once stopped, the officers were able to take the driver, Franchescia Robinson, into custody. Her
two minor children were also located in the vehicle, unrestrained. A second suspect, Tavarus
Brinkley, fled on foot. Brinkley was located a short time later hiding in the attic of one of the
nearby apartments. A semi-automatic handgun was located in a dumpster where Brinkley had
disposed of it.
Franchescia Robinson, 19, of Hendersonville was charged with: Felony Evading Arrest, Reckless Endangerment, Child Passenger Restraint Violation, and Driving on a Suspended License.
Tavarus Brinkley, 22, of Antioch was charged with: Felon in Possession of a Weapon, Evading Arrest, and Tampering with Evidence.
Anyone with information regarding this or other crime is encouraged to call the Hendersonville Crime Stoppers at 615-573- 5400. Tips can also be submitted by text to the number 274637 (crimes) using keyword TIPHPD.