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Man pleads to multiple charges

Caitlin Rickard crickard@lebanondemocrat.com • Updated Jul 1, 2014 at 1:38 AM

A man pleaded guilty Monday morning to multiple charges, some stemming from an incident in December that caused an elementary school to go on lockdown.

Shawn Tracy Neal, 21, of Lebanon, was previously charged with driving on revoked license, evading arrest, simple drug possession, possession of drug paraphernalia, reckless endangerment, possession of schedule VI drugs and unlawful possession of a weapon, among other drugs and driving charges, from more than three incidents in the past year involving Lebanon and Mt. Juliet police.

One incident in December came after Mt. Juliet police spotted a car on Belinda Parkway driving recklessly in a residential area around 11 a.m.

When officers attempted to pull the car over police said the driver, later identified as Neal, continued in a reckless manner and refused to stop.

Following a short car pursuit, Neal lost control of the car and crashed into a fire hydrant and flipped in the front yard of a home at the corner of Belinda Parkway and Alsdale Drive. Neal then fled on foot.

Multiple officers responded to the area and nearby Rutland Elementary School was placed on a soft lockdown.

Officers received several tips from the public, which led them to a house in the 1700 block of Pratston Court, where Neal was found under a deck around 1 p.m.

For this incident Neal, was previously charged with two counts of evading arrest, three counts of possession of schedule II, VI and IV drugs for resale, possession of drug paraphernalia, reckless endangerment and driving on a revoked license.

He was also charged with additional charges from incidents in March and October.

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