Assault suspect in custody after Mt. Juliet standoff

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Posted at 5:10 AM, Jul 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-19 15:12:19-04

MT. JULIET, Tenn. (WTVF) — A standoff in Mt. Juliet ended peacefully Monday morning after a suspect wanted for aggravated assault surrendered to police.

Officers said they went to the home on Parkwood Drive in the Stonegate Mobile Home Community at about 4 a.m. Monday. They said were serving a warrant on a 56-year-old man who was wanted for ramming an occupied vehicle during a fight.

According to police, they got a call Sunday night about a two-car crash on North Mt. Juliet Road near Pleasant Grove Road and found that one of the drivers had left the scene. Police said the suspect had followed and then rammed the other car after a domestic fight at a home on Parkwood Drive.

They later found the suspect back at the home around 2 a.m., and officers tried to make contact with him multiple times throughout the night. After an hours-long standoff, police said he surrendered shortly before 6 a.m.

He was booked into the Wilson County Jail and charged with aggravated assault and leaving the scene of a crash. Police did not release his identity.

At one point, a few neighbors were asked to either leave their homes or shelter-in-place as a precaution; however, no one was hurt during the incident.