MT. JULIET, Tenn. (WKRN) — A wanted, convicted felon was taken into custody Tuesday after crashing a stolen SUV into a home in Mt. Juliet, according to police.
The suspect, who police said stole the vehicle and led them on a pursuit, crashed into a home on Central Pike near Pleasant Grove Road around 4:40 p.m.
Mt. Juliet police intercepted the stolen SUV after the department’s Guardian Shield system alerted as the SUV crossed through the intersection of Lebanon Road and North Greenhill Road.
The vehicle was then spotted by officers on North Mt. Juliet Road near Interstate 40 and the driver began driving to evade officers, according to Mt. Juliet police.
The driver, later identified as 47-year-old Glen Adams, continued onto Central Pike near Pleasant Grove Road, where Mt. Juliet police said he lost control of the SUV and crashed into the unoccupied home.
After the crash, officers worked to ensure no residents were in the home and contain Adams. Officers then cleared the house, turned off a ruptured natural gas line and kept Adams inside the SUV.
With the home’s structure unstable, the department executed a plan with responders from Mt. Juliet Fire and Wilson EMA to ensure Adams was removed from the SUV and taken into custody with the utmost care, according to Mt. Juliet police.
Adams was extricated from the SUV and transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. He was released from the hospital and booked into the Wilson County jail. Adams has been charged with theft of property, driving under the influence (third offense), evading arrest, reckless endangerment, reckless driving, driving on a revoked license and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.
Mt. Juliet police said Adams stole the SUV from a gas station in Murfreesboro Tuesday morning after it was left unlocked and running. He was wanted out of Sumner and Wilson counties for charges related to felony theft and illegal drug activity and is a convicted felon of voluntary manslaughter and numerous drug charges.
“It is unclear why Adams was in Mt. Juliet and over 35 miles from where the SUV was stolen, but I’m glad that technology was able to alert our officers to his presence. Guardian Shield continues to make us aware of dangerous individuals who have committed serious crimes far from our community,” stated Chief James Hambrick in a press release.
Central Pike near Pleasant Grove Road was closed during the investigation.
The investigation is ongoing.