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Alleged car thief faces charges
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Andrew Holt

An alleged theft of a vehicle led to four reckless endangerment charges. 

Murfreesboro resident Andrew T. Holt, 31, was arrested on Halloween for an incident that occurred in August where Holt allegedly stole an unattended car in McMinnville. 

On Aug. 13, dispatch reportedly received a call from Alycia Spence stating that she left her blue 2021 Toyota Highlander running while she went into Hixon Hometown Laundry Mat located at Northgate Drive. The vehicle was reportedly valued at $65,000, and Spence reported that someone got in her vehicle and drove off.

According to arresting officer Jay Hutchings, “Video of the scene showed a man jump in the vehicle and drive off in it. Lieutenant Bobby Anderson identified him as Andrew T. Holt.” Hutchings reportedly observed a dark colored SUV run the red light at North Chancery Street and Morford Street.

Hutchings then reportedly caught up to the vehicle on Colville Street and initiated his lights and sirens. After running the tags, “Dispatch advised it was the vehicle that had been reported stolen from Northgate Drive.” 

The vehicle reportedly did not yield to Hutchings and the chase continued outbound on Beersheba Hwy.

Hutchings then allegedly observed the vehicle pass several vehicles on double yellow lines and side swipe two vehicles. Both vehicles that were struck were occupied by two people each. Holt was arrested on Oct. 31 and was charged with evading arrest, theft of property valued over $60,000, and four counts of reckless endangerment. 

Holt was heard in General Sessions court by Judge Ryan J. Moore on Tuesday where he was assigned a public defender and will be heard again in January. He is being held with a bond of $55,000.