Guardian Shield Alerts on Stolen Car; Officers Find Wanted Person out of Chattanooga Area

Mt. Juliet, Tenn. – Officers intercepted a wanted person, driving a stolen car, after the department’s Guardian Shield ALPR alerted on a plate associated with the stolen car. Around 12:18 p.m. on Thursday, February 27, 2020, officers began to look for a silver 2010 Hyundai Sonata after Guardian Shield alerted on the tag as it crossed through the Lebanon Road and N. Greenhill Road intersection. The vehicle was intercepted by officers on Lebanon Road near N. Mt. Juliet Road, and the driver, 46-year-old John Byung Joon Lyu of Ooletewah, was found to be wanted by the Collegedale, TN Police Department for Theft of a Motor Vehicle.

Stolen Car Stop Scene
Stolen Car Scene w/ Suspect

Further investigation revealed the car was reported stolen out of Collegedale, about 147 miles away from Mt. Juliet, on February 2, 2020. Lyu was arrested and booked into the Wilson County Jail until he is transferred to Collegedale for the theft charge.

Booking Photo of Suspect
John Byung Joon Lyu, 46, of Ooletewah