MT. JULIET, Tenn. - 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.
Officers continue to search for wanted person 32-year-old Markeus Largent of Elizabethon, TN who ran from an officer while on I-40. He is wanted for a probation violation and charges from today’s incident. He was last seen entering the woods near I-40. pic.twitter.com/R4DszF12h3— Mt. Juliet Police (@MtJulietPolice) July 3, 2018
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.