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Law Enforcement Locate Escaped Inmate In County Rutherford | News

MURFREESBORO, TN (WSMV) – Law enforcement told News4 that an inmate who escaped from custody on Interstate 24 in Rutherford County was located by authorities on Wednesday.

Law enforcement officials said Christopher Taylor, 24, of Cleveland, was behind bars Wednesday night after the inmate escaped custody on I-24 in Murfreesboro.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol said Taylor escaped after being transported by the Benton County Sheriff’s Office near mile marker 81 in Murfreesboro. At approximately 3:30 p.m., authorities located Taylor at the Knight’s Inn in Murfreesboro.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol said Christopher Taylor escaped after being transported by the Benton County Sheriff’s Office near mile 8 …

According to the Benton County Sheriff, Taylor had been transported to Benton County but was returned to Bradley County for violating probation issues. While in transport on Wednesday afternoon, he started kicking the cage that runs between the two seats of a patrol car.

After evicting the cage, the sheriff said Taylor walked over to the corrections officer carrying him. The agent then took his taser and attempted to taser Taylor. However, the officer missed Taylor.

After the officer pulled over, Taylor escaped through the vehicle’s front door. He then ran towards the Cracker Barrel near that exit.

The correctional officer sustained a wrist injury and EMS transported him to St. Thomas Rutherford County. Benton County Sheriff Kenny Christopher said the corrections officer was 19 and had only a few months on the job, but had done everything right.

“I don’t know anything from what I’ve been told that we could have made any difference that would make any difference. Unless we maybe have two agents in the car.” , said Christopher. “We all know that in Tennessee right now, and across the country, everyone in law enforcement is under manpower.”

The escaped inmate on I-24 in Murfreesboro ended right behind Thomas Brown’s job.

“It was a movie,” Brown said. “You don’t expect something like this to actually happen. “

After a lengthy search, Rutherford County officials located the escaped convict



Brown said surveillance from the auto repair company he works at shows inmate Christopher Taylor jumping the fence behind the company near the Knights Inn and running into the woods. As he and other employees watched, Brown said they realized Taylor never returned.

“Finally, we had a few officers who came over and said we can see he never leaves this wooded area,” Brown said. “We told them to check. Two policemen eventually returned to the woods, and within five minutes they took him into custody.”

This is exactly where the police found him. Two Murfreesboro County Sheriff’s sergeants noticed a misplaced manhole cover, opened it and saw the inmate.

“When we found out it was like, that is actually what happened,” said Brown.

“Our concern is for people and to ensure that they are safe and that no harm is done to any of our citizens,” Fitzhugh said. “This is why we are hiring so many manpower to arrest someone as quickly as possible.”

Rutherford County MPs are escorting Christopher Taylor to Rutherford County Jail after his capture on Wednesday afternoon. Taylor has …

Authorities charged Taylor with attempted carjacking, criminal theft, aggravated assault and escape. He is currently being held at the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center awaiting a general session hearing.

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