Police capture 2 men accused of stealing a vehicle from Franklin & driving it into Mt. Juliet

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Police search for 2 men accused of stealing a vehicle from Franklin & driving it into Mt. Juliet

MT. JULIET, Tenn. (WKRN) – Police have located and arrested the two men accused of stealing a vehicle, driving it into Mt. Juliet and running from the scene on Lebanon Road near Highland Drive.

According to a release from police, the suspects ran northbound from Lebanon Road toward Highland Drive and Hillside Drive.

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One suspect was wearing a blue shirt and black pants and the other was wearing a black shirt and blue jeans.

Police say their license plate recognition system alerted them to the stolen 2004 Dodge Ram pick-up truck around 9:05 a.m. Tuesday. The vehicle was stolen from a Franklin Kroger after the owner left the vehicle running and unlocked.

The release states an officer spotted the truck on Lebanon Road and the two suspects quickly abandoned it. They then ran into a wooded area.

Mt. Juliet police successfully located the passenger of the stolen vehicle hiding near Schmitt Dental on Lebanon Road. Officers continued to search for the driver of the stolen vehicle. Around 4:45 p.m. the driver was located hiding behind furniture under the deck of a home in the 300 block of Lakeshore Drive.

Police found methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia and blank checks for different individuals inside of the stolen vehicle. Both suspects were wanted from other areas and booked into the Wilson County Jail.

The driver was identified as 38-year-old Honold Bilbrey, of Jamestown. He was wanted out of Ashland City and Knox County for a probation violation, five counts of felony burglary, and two counts of criminal simulation. In addition, he was charged with felony theft, felony evading and driving on a revoked driver’s license.

The passenger was identified as 37-year-old Nicholas Kane of Nashville. He was charged with resisting arrest, possession of meth and possession of drug paraphernalia.

No other information was immediately released.

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