Officers were called to Windtree Trace and Cahaba Court at about 5 p.m. after a cab driver reported he wasn’t paid the $55 he was owed for giving the teen a ride. A Mt. Juliet officer arrived and found the suspect, who ran into a thick wooded area.
According to Mt. Juliet police Capt. Tyler Chandler, the officer tried to use a Taser on the teen to subdue him, but it didn’t make contact, and he was able to get away.
Police sent out a text alert to community subscribers with the teen’s description, and a resident reported him walking on Wrencrest Drive.
Chandler said at about 6:10 p.m., an officer arrested the teen, who was identified as a 17-year-old runaway from Alabama state custody, without incident. He was taken to Wilson County Youth Services to be processed.
Chandler said social media rumors about an armed robbery of a person and an armed robbery at a home were false. The teen didn’t commit a robbery.
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