Mt. Juliet police have arrested a man who fled from officers Wednesday and caused an elementary school to go on lockdown for a short time.
Shawn Neal, 21, of Lebanon, is accused of driving recklessly on Belinda Parkway in a residential area about 11 a.m.
But when an officer attempted to pull Neal over, he allegedly refused to stop. After a short vehicle pursuit, Neal lost control and crashed into a fire hydrant before his vehicle flipped into the front yard of a home at the corner of Belinda Parkway and Alsdale Drive.
Police say Neal then got out of his car and ran.
Rutland Elementary School was placed on a soft lockdown to ensure the students remained safe during the search for Neal, who was later located under the rear deck of a house in the 1700 Block of Pratston Court about 1 p.m.
He was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of injuries from the crash and now faces several charges, including evading, possession of drugs for resale, possession of drug paraphernalia, reckless endangerment and driving on a revoked license.
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