Mt. Juliet police arrest wanted man following traffic stop

Courtesy: Mt. Juliet Police Department

MT. JULIET, Tenn. (WKRN) – A wanted man was taken into custody by Mt. Juliet police Tuesday morning following a short pursuit.

An officer stopped 48-year-old Shannon Chadwick at 1:48 a.m. for speeding on South Mt. Juliet Road near Central Pike.

A police report states that as the officer approached Chadwick’s vehicle, the Madison resident drove off.

During the pursuit, officers realized the vehicle’s registration did not match the vehicle.

The six-minute pursuit ended in the 3700 block of Seasons Drive in Antioch.

Chadwick got out of his vehicle and appeared to surrender to authorities before he attempted to run away.

Officers were able to catch up to him and used a Taser to stop his “resistive behavior” and take him into custody.

A male passenger inside Chadwick’s vehicle complied with police and was not charged.

Chadwick had a revoked driver’s license and was wanted in Smyrna for a failure to appear on a felony theft of merchandise case.

Arresting officers discovered Chadwick was in possession of heroin and drug paraphernalia, including hypodermic needles, scales, pipes and spoons.

Chadwick was treated at a local hospital for a treatment he sustained prior to the chase with police, according to the police report.

He was transported to the Wilson County jail and charged with driving on a revoked driver’s license, two counts of felony evading, reckless endangerment, resisting arrest, simple possession, and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.

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