Juvenile slams stolen Jeep through car dealership doors before police chase, crash

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A juvenile was taken into police custody after reportedly slamming a Jeep through the showroom doors of a car dealership in West Memphis, Arkansas, early Tuesday morning.

A West Memphis officer was in the area when he reportedly saw someone drive the stolen Jeep through the glass doors at Bayird Dodge around 4 a.m.

The driver of the Jeep was taken into custody by Memphis police.

A juvenile took off, leading police on a chase into Memphis and then onto I-240, where he hit another vehicle at Norris Road and tried to run off, police said.

The driver was quickly taken into custody by officers with the Memphis Police Department. The driver of the vehicle that was hit was rushed to the Regional Medical Center for treatment.

Memphis Police, who were not involved in the chase, said that driver who was hit did not suffer serious injuries, and the juvenile driving the Jeep was not hurt.

West Memphis police said they are working to determine if other vehicles were taken from Bayird Dodge.

Keith Bayird says there were keys all over the dealership lot when he got there.

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