MOUNT JULIET, TN (WSMV) - Mount Juliet Police arrested a suspect wanted for aggravated assault who ran from Metro Police officers on Friday morning.
Police said 25-year-old Matthew Rischbeck of Old Hickory was spotted running across Lebanon Road. He was captured when an officer saw him come out of a wooded area onto Springmont Blvd.
25-year-old Matthew Rischbeck, of Old Hickory, has been identified as the suspect we are searching for. Allegedly, he rammed Metro-Nashville patrol vehicles in Hermitage. He is likely on foot near Lebanon Rd/Devonshire Dr and the Hickory Hills neighborhood. pic.twitter.com/RdUFjUgYQx— Mt. Juliet Police (@MtJulietPolice) January 31, 2020
The initial incident happened around 10:15 a.m. when police responded to a shoplifting call at the Home Depot on Old Hickory Boulevard in Hermitage.
Police say two officers responded to the call. When they got to the Home Depot, they saw Rischbeck getting into a car. The two officers parked their police cruisers in front of and behind Rischbeck's vehicle.
According to officials on scene, Rischbeck drove in reverse and smashed into one police cruiser, breaking one of the front wheels. Rischbeck then drove his car forward into the other police car. The collision damaged the police car's axel, so neither officer was able to chase after Rischbeck.
The officers suffered minor injuries. Another officer drove them to the hospital as a precaution, but police tell News4 the injuries are not serious.