Evading Suspect Wanted In Mt. Juliet

Posted at 3:05 PM, Oct 21, 2016

Officials in Mt. Juliet said they’re searching for a man wanted after running away from an officer.

The incident began around 2:30 p.m. Friday on Lebanon Road near Market Place.

Authorities said a man, now identified as 47-year-old James Jeffrey Clifford, was in a car that an officer attempted to stop because the registration tag did not match the vehicle.

Clifford, of Madison, did not stop, and a pursuit began.

Reports stated Clifford then drove his car into a field on Sunset Drive near North Mt. Juliet Road before jumping out of the car and running into the woods.

Crews worked in that area to search for Clifford, but he was not found.

An investigation showed Clifford was driving on a revoked drivers license. Authorities added he was also on parole for several felonies related to reckless endangerment with a deadly weapon, drug offenses, theft, and evading arrest.

Warrants have been issued for Clifford’s arrest. He’s wanted for evading arrest and violating the habitual offender law.

Anyone with information on Clifford’s whereabouts has been asked to call the Mt. Juliet Police Department at 615-754-2550.