Mt. Juliet Police Capture Suspect Who Ran From Officer

Posted at 12:42 PM, Jul 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-03 18:25:30-04

After a full day of searching, police arrested a driver who fled from police during a traffic stop on I-40.

Mt. Juliet Police Tweeted Tuesday afternoon that the incident happened near Golden Bear Gateway. Officials say he was being stopped for a brake light violation, but Largent ran from the traffic stop and across all lanes of the interstate before entering thick woods.

Police said 33-year-old Markeus Largent, of Elizabethon, was last seen entering the woods near Golden Bear Gateway, Volunteer Boulevard, and Interstate 40.

He was wearing a gray shirt with khaki shorts. Police said Largent is wanted out of Carter County for a probation violation and has a history of theft and drug abuse.  

Residents in the area of Volunteer Boulevard and Rutland Drive were urged to lock their doors while the search continued.

During a search, he was spotted attempting to clean-up in a creek near Volunteer Boulevard and Rutland Drive.

He tried to run from officers again, but he was caught after a short chase. Largent was wanted out of Carter County for a Probation Violation.

He was arrested and booked into the Wilson County Jail, charged with Evading Arrest and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.