Mt. Juliet, Tenn. – Mt. Juliet Police officers caught a burglary suspect leaving the scene after he broke into Ace Hardware early Thursday morning. Around 3:15 a.m. on February 6, officers were summoned to the hardware store after the burglar alarm activated. The suspect, identified as Edward Holliday, II, 44, of Lebanon, was spotted by an officer in a nearby parking lot attempting to flee. The officer quickly engaged Holliday and detained him.
Further investigation revealed that Holliday smashed through the front glass door to gain entry. He was found in possession of a brown paper sack that he used to conceal his face while he broke into the store. Holliday is a former employee of the City of Mt. Juliet, City of Lebanon, and Metro-Nashville Government. During the commission of the crime, he was not an employee of the City of Mt. Juliet. He was arrested and booked into the Wilson County Jail, charged with Burglary and Vandalism. He was released on a $4,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on April 24, 2014. In addition, the investigation in on-going and more charges could be forthcoming.
“Mt. Juliet’s police officers work so hard to ensure that our community remains safe, and I am thankful that we have such hard-working employees,” stated Police Chief James Hambrick. “Their vigilance and quick response led to the offender’s capture.”