Police Seek To Identify Mt. Juliet Theft Suspect
MT. JULIET, Tenn. – Police have asked the public's help in locating a theft suspect, who evaded arrest and later fled on foot.
Officials with the Mt. Juliet Police Department said the suspect was last seen near a wooded area off Highway 109, near Lebanon.
Police said the suspect was previously spotted heading east on Interstate 40 around 1 p.m. in a Chevrolet S-10 model pick-up truck that had been listed as stolen in Maryville. A registration check revealed the truck was stolen on March 10.
Several units were dispatched to try and stop the truck. The suspect stopped the vehicle and fled the scene on foot during the pursuit.
"I'm so grateful for the response of our law enforcement partners," stated Police Chief James Hambrick. "They stopped what they were doing without hesitation and quickly responded to help us locate the suspect, which I am thankful of."
A junior varsity baseball game was delayed for a moment while the search was being conducted.
The suspect was described as a middle-aged white male, wearing a short sleeve shirt and khaki pants.
Anyone with information has been asked to call the Mt. Juliet Police Department at 615-754-2550.