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Traffic stop nets two arrests in La Vergne

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When a vehicle ran a red light at the intersection of Nir Shreibman Boulevard and Murfreesboro Road in La Vergne, Lt. Mark Sloan made a traffic stop.

He ran a warrants check on 20-year-old Antioch resident Octavio Flores and his juvenile passenger and found Flores was wanted by several agencies.

“The La Vergne police are always on the lookout for suspicious activity,” Sloan said. “Nearly 80 percent of all wanted persons in this country are apprehended through traffic stops, so even when it seems routine, it never is.”

The Smyrna Police Department had issued warrants and asked the LPD to hold the suspects for questioning on an armed robbery. 

The Smyrna officers brought surveillance photos of two males robbing a tobacco store and positively identified both, one still wearing the same clothing and hat as was worn during the robbery.

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