A man wanted in connection with the death of 28-year-old Trashai Siske in September was apprehended overnight, police said.
Metro Nashville Police said 38-year-old Ricky Johnson, who had a warrant on file on a charge of criminal homicide, was arrested Wednesday night after he fled the scene of a car crash near Boatner Drive. The warrant was issued days after Siske was found dead in her Sealey Drive apartment in Madison.
Neighbors called police for a welfare check in early September after hearing and argument and multiple gunshots. Police found Siske dead of multiple gunshot wounds.
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How the arrest unfolded
Police spotted Johnson in a Honda Accord on Interstate 40 on Wednesday night and attempted to initiate a traffic stop near the Donelson Pike exit. He sped away, but detectives did not pursue him, according to MNPD. A Tennessee Highway Patrol helicopter tracked the Honda to the intersection of Moormans Arm Road and Buena Vista Pike, where police deployed a spike strip and caused Johnson to lose control of the car and crash into an embankment.
He then fled and tried to hide in the back yard of a home on Boatner Drive, where he was apprehended with the help of a K9 team, police said.
Johnson is jailed in lieu of a $503,500 bond. Along with criminal homicide, he also faces a charge for evading arrest, records show. He is set to appear in court Monday.
Rachel Wegner contributed to this story.
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