MT. JULIET, TN (WSMV) - Mt. Juliet Police have apprehended a suspect from a home on Secretariat Drive after three suspects ran from a traffic stop.
Officers were able to take two into custody, but a third ran into a home on the 1100 block of Secretariat Drive near Citation Drive and barricaded himself inside for about three hours. Investigators later identified the man as 29-year-old Tennille Lee Reece. Reece was charged with resisting, simple possession of a schedule IV drug, and simple possession of a schedule I drug.
According to Mt. Juliet Police, the incident happened around 3 p.m. Tuesday. Officers attempted to pull the three suspects over at the entrance to Triple Crown subdivision. The driver of the vehicle, 37-year-old William Ellis of Old Hickory, was charged with two counts of aggravated assault of a police officer, resisting, and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.
Investigators said Ellis ran from the car and was tackled by an officer, then continued to assault the officer. A backup officer arrived and the two officers struggled with Ellis for some time. Those officers received minor injuries.
The suspect exited the home and surrendered without further incident. We are thankful for a peaceful resolution. The area should be clearing soon, and residents no longer need to shelter-in-place. More details to come.— Mt. Juliet Police (@MtJulietPolice) April 16, 2019
A third suspect in the vehicle was not charged and was released from the scene.