Mt. Juliet police search for kidnapping suspect after woman reports being held against her will

Randall Wayne Brewer
Posted at 1:20 PM, Jul 23, 2021

MT. JULIET, Tenn. (WTVF) — Mt. Juliet police said they’re searching for the man responsible for kidnapping two women Friday after one of the women called 911 and said she was being held against her will.

The call came in Friday morning around 6:35. The woman, later identified as 53-year-old Samantha Dean, said she was being held against her will in a vehicle traveling in a vehicle on I-40 west through Mt. Juliet.

Police officials say while on the call, she was in distress and struggling with someone. She said she was being held against her will by an ex-boyfriend, and that her life was being threatened. While screaming for her life, her phone was taken and thrown out of the car’s window, according to a press release from Mt. Juliet police.

Capt. Tyler Chandler with Mt. Juliet police called the call "gut-wrenching."

The investigation and search for the woman quickly began.

The woman was found safe in Nashville Friday afternoon. Investigators learned that two women met up with 43-year-old Randall Wayne Brewer at Amazon, on Golden Bear Gateway, to pick him up.

Randall Wayne Brewer
Randall Wayne Brewer

That's when they say Brewer got into the driver’s seat and began driving recklessly down I-40. While in the vehicle, Brewer reportedly assaulted both victims, threatened their life, refused to let them out of the car, and threw a cell phone outside of the vehicle while one called 911 for help.

Once in Nashville, both victims were able to jump out of the car to escape.

Brewer is wanted by the Mt. Juliet Police Department on two counts of aggravated kidnapping, two counts of aggravated assault, interference with an emergency phone call, and vandalism.

They say he is known to drive a gold/silver GMC Envoy SUV and was spotted in La Vergne this afternoon, fleeing before the officers’ arrest attempt. Brewer reportedly frequents Metro-Nashville, Rutherford, Wilson, Montgomery, and Putnam counties.

Anyone with information on where he could be was asked to call the Mt. Juliet Police Department at (615) 754-2550. Information can also be given anonymously by calling (615) 754-TIPS (8477) or via the Mt. Juliet Police Department website at