Mt. Juliet police said a former Mt. Juliet and Lebanon police officer was arrested for breaking into the Mt. Juliet Ace Hardware predawn Thursday.
MJPD spokesperson Sgt. Tyler Chandler confirmed late Thursday evening Steven Holliday was arrested around 3:15 a.m. Thursday when police officers responded to a burglar alarm and found Holliday “leaving the scene in the Courtney’s Family Restaurant parking lot.”
Chandler said this was the third time Ace Hardware has been broken into and “investigators are looking at a possible connection.”
Chandler said Holliday worked as a police officer in Mt. Juliet in the early 1990s and then again in the early 2000s. He said the last part of Holliday’s employment with the city of Mt. Juliet was in some capacity at City Hall. Chandler said Holliday has also been a Lebanon Police Department employee at one time and his latest law enforcement job was with Metro police.
The investigation is ongoing.