Hit & Run Suspect Runs from Officer, Eventually Caught In Woods Talking on Cell Phone

Mt. Juliet, Tenn. – After receiving a be-on-the-lookout from Metro-Nashville Police Department, a Mt. Juliet police officer spotted a parked hit-and-run crash suspect vehicle this past Saturday. When the officer approached, the suspect ran from the vehicle into a nearby wooded area. The suspect was eventually caught while lying in the weeds and talking on a cell phone.

On Saturday, July 18, 2015, around 9:05 p.m., Mt. Juliet’s Police & Fire Communications Center was notified by Metro-Nashville Police Department about a hit-and-run suspect vehicle that could be travelling down Interstate 40 East near the Beckwith Road area. Mt. Juliet officers began to look for the suspect vehicle, and it was quickly spotted by an officer. As the officer was travelling down Beckwith Road, he noticed it parked at the end of a driveway in the 5000 block. The officer observed crash damage on the vehicle, which was a 1999 Dodge pick-up truck. As the officer approached the truck, a male subject, later identified as Andy Chambers, 24, of Mt. Juliet, fled into a nearby wooded area.

Mt. Juliet officers and Wilson County Sheriff’s deputies searched for Chambers, and he was located by a deputy around 10:00 p.m. When he was located, Chambers was lying down in the weeds and talking on a cell phone. He was detained for Metro-Nashville Police Department’s investigation, and one of their police officers responded and took custody of Chambers for their investigation.

A warrant, obtained by a Mt. Juliet officer for the offense committed in Mt. Juliet, was issued on Chambers for Evading Arrest.

Previous Booking Photo – Andy Chambers, 24, of Mt. Juliet