Attempted murder suspect captured in Williamson County

Posted at 2:43 AM, Jan 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-19 21:36:03-05

WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Tenn. (WTVF) — Authorities have captured a suspect who was wanted for attempted murder in Maury County.

The Williamson County Sheriff's Office said 34-year-old Leonard Beard was taken into custody off of Arno Road.

Early Tuesday morning, the sheriff's office put out an alert to tell people they were searching for Beard in the area of Bethesda Road and Lewisburg Pike.

According to Williamson County Public Information Administrator Sharon Puckett, deputies initiated a traffic stop with Beard, but he reportedly drove away from the stop, crashed the car he was driving, and ran.

Beard was charged with violation of probation, possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia and evading arrest. He is being held without bond.

Editor's note: The Williamson County Sheriff's Office originally identified Beard as a murder suspect, but later issued a correction that he is wanted for attempted murder.