Michael Cousino & Julia Ash

Michael Cousino, left, and Julia Ash

MOUNT JULIET, TN (WSMV) – Two people have been arrested after they were caught driving a stolen car out of Lebanon.

According to Mt. Juliet Police, officers intercepted a wanted person driving a stolen car after the department’s Guardian Shield ALPR alerted officers on a license plate related to the stolen car.

Police say at around 1 p.m. Thursday, officers started looking for a black 2019 ford Escape after Guardian Shield alerted them on the license plate as it crossed through the intersection of N. Mt. Juliet Road and Lebanon Road. Officers intercepted the car on Mt. Juliet Road near Old Lebanon Dirt Road. After it stopped in the Valley Center parking lot, the suspects ran from the car. They were quickly apprehended and have since been charged.

Upon further investigation, officers determined the car was reported stolen out of Lebanon on Feb. 28.

Michael Cousino, 34, of Watertown was booked into the Wilson County Jail and charged with theft of property, evading arrest and driving without a license.

Julia Ash, 36, of Lebanon was also booked into the Wilson County Jail and charged with theft of property and evading arrest.


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