Mt Juliet Police arrest two after neighborhood standoff ends peacefully

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A standoff in a residential neighborhood in Mt. Juliet ended this evening when the suspect walked out of a house and surrendered. 

Tennille Lee Reece, 29, was charged with resisting arrest and 2 counts of drug possession.

Police say the incident started when three suspects ran from a Mount Juliet officer at a traffic stop on Secretariat Drive. Police caught two, and the third man, Reece, ran into a house and refused to come out. 

Police say the driver was William Ellis, 37. When police captured him, they struggled. and two officers were slightly injured. Ellis was charged with 2 counts of aggravated assault on a police officer, resisting, and possession of drug paraphernalia

Ellis talked to News 2 from the back seat of a patrol car. He claims he was just giving a man a ride when police showed up.

“I just want to tell my old lady to my little girl, if you see this, I love y’ all. I’m at the wrong place at the wrong time and I don’t know how I got in the mix of this b*****t, but I’m here”

A third man in the car was not charged and was released at the scene. 

Police blocked off Secretariat Drive at Citation Drive while they negotiated with Reece for several hours. 

Officers told nearby residents to shelter-in-place until they resolved the incident. 

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