A man sought by Mt. Juliet Police on Wednesday is now in custody.
The man was identified as Shawn Neal, 21, of Lebanon. He crashed his vehicle earlier in the day after a short pursuit by police.
A news release from the Mt. Juliet Police Department said an officer spotted a car driving recklessly on Belinda Parkway in a residential area around 11 a.m. As the officer attempted to pull the car over to make contact with the driver, the car reportedly continued in a reckless manner.
There was a short vehicle pursuit, and the news release said that Neal lost control of his car due to his alleged speed and reckless behavior. The car hit a fire hydrant and flipped in the front yard of a home at the corner of Belinda Parkway and Alsdale Drive. After crashing, Neal fled the vehicle on foot.
A number of officers responded to the area to search for the suspect. Rutland Elementary School nearby was placed on soft lockdown for a short time as a precaution.
MJPD received multiple tips from the public which led to officers searching the outside of a house in the 1700 block of Pratston Court where Neal was found under the rear deck of the house about 1 p.m.
Due to possible injuries sustained in the crash, the news release said, he was transported by ambulance to a hospital for treatment.
Neal was also allegedly in possession of illegal drugs and faces multiple charges related to this incident. He was arrested and charged with the following two counts of Evading, three counts of Possession of a Schedule II, IV and VI drug for resale; one count of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, one count of Reckless Endangerment and one count of Driving on a Revoked Driver’s License.