Mt. Juliet, Tenn. – Three stolen vehicles, cocaine, and a wanted person were all discovered after a speeding motorist ran from an officer and barricaded himself inside a detached garage. On Tuesday, April 11, 2017 around 12:20 p.m., a Mt. Juliet police officer attempted to stop a speeding motorist, who was clocked travelling 20 MPH in excess of the posted speed limit along Old Lebanon Dirt Road. The motorist, later identified as 45-year-old Terrence London of Nashville, pulled into the driveway of 1323 Old Lebanon Dirt Road and ran inside an open garage.
When the officer approached, three individuals exited the garage, and London remained in the garage in an attempt to evade capture. Additional officers arrived on the scene to assist, and they established a containment perimeter around the garage to ensure London did not get away. Mt. Juliet’s Special Response Team and Crisis Negotiators also arrived and worked to call London out of the garage, but he failed to come out. Members of Tennessee Highway Patrol’s Special Operations Unit responded with resources to assist in taking London into custody. After multiple searches, London was found hiding in the ceiling of the garage loft.
Further investigation, revealed a small amount of cocaine in the car London was driving. Three stolen vehicles from the Nashville area were also located at the garage. One of the three individuals that exited the garage initially, 32-year-old Josh Kegley of Hermitage, was wanted in Wilson County for a probation violation. Detectives will be seeking indictments for a 36-year-old man, who lives on the property, in connection to the stolen vehicles that were located. London was acquaintances with the three individuals initially at the garage.
London was arrested and booked into the Wilson County Jail, charged with Evading Arrest, Resisting Arrest, Driving on a Revoked Drivers License, Simple Possession of a Schedule II Drug (cocaine), and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.