Two people have been arrested after leading police on a high-speed pursuit with two children in the car on Monday night, according to Hendersonville Police.

Police said officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop on West Main Street on a car driven by Franchescia Robinson.

According to police, the suspect refused to stop and entered onto Vietnam Veterans Parkway at approximately 71 mph. The suspect was forced to leave the parkway when one of the vehicle’s tires went flat.

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Officers followed the vehicle to an apartment complex located at 1037 Center Point Rd.

Once stopped, officers arrested Robinson. Her two minor children were also in the vehicle unrestrained.

A second suspect, identified as Tavarus Brinkley, fled on foot. He was located a short time later hiding in the attic of one of the nearby apartments. Police found a semi-automatic handgun in a dumpster where Brinkley allegedly disposed of it.

Robinson, 19, of Hendersonville, was charged with felony evading arrest, reckless endangerment, child passenger restraint violation and driving on a suspended license.

Binkley, 22, of Antioch, was charged with felon in possession of a weapon, evading arrest and tampering with evidence.

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