Suspect in homeless camp stabbing, carjacking arrested

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) – Metro Police arrested a man early Thursday morning for stabbing two people in the woods at a homeless camp off Donelson Pike on Wednesday.

29-year-old Jason Bell was apprehended around 3 a.m. on Thursday and charged with two counts of attempted murder, carjacking, aggravated assault, vehicle theft, and evading arrest.

Police said a man and woman were stabbed and in critical condition around 5 p.m. at a homeless camp in the woods adjacent to the I-40 west/Donelson Pk entrance ramp.

Officers rushed the badly injured victims to the hospital in two patrol cars.

“We drove past this right after it happened. She [the woman] was covered in blood, and I have never seen a living person with their face as messed up as hers. She was running towards the man on the ground covered in blood,” Witness Will Mckenzie told us.

Police said Bell fled the scene and then proceeded to crash near an Elm Hill Pk restaurant, then took an SUV from a couple. An MNPD detective, aided by a THP helicopter, continued the pursuit.

Bell abandoned the carjacked SUV and was soon taken into custody on the grounds of DuPont Tyler school, according to police.

Police have not released the victims’ identities but they are expected to survive.

Bell remains in custody.

two victims are expected to survive
two victims are expected to survive(MNPD)
two victims are expected to survive
two victims are expected to survive(MNPD)

This is an ongoing investigation, and we will update the story as we receive information.

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