Handcuffed Man Escapes In Nashville

Posted at 4:35 PM, Dec 19, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-19 17:35:29-05

Police said they’re searching for a handcuffed man who escaped from a sheriff’s deputy in Nashville.

Authorities said 23-year-old Antwan Churchwell escaped from a Wayne County Sheriff’s deputy around 4:50 p.m. Friday in the 400 block of Harding Place.

Officials said Churchwell was last known to have lived in the 3200 block of Magnum Drive in Hermitage.

Churchwell was being taken from the Davidson County Correctional Complex to Wayne County in relation to a misdemeanor probation violation warrant.

He allegedly told the deputy he needed to use the restroom, which was when the deputy stopped at a market on Harding Place.

As they left the market, the deputy said Churchwell ran while his hands were still cuffed in front of his body.

Churchwell was last seen in the area of the Harding Place Condominiums.

He was wearing a gray hoodie, blue jeans, and brown boots.

Authorities said the probation violation concerned charges of criminal trespassing, theft, and resisting arrest. 

Nashville police arrested Churchwell November 30 on charges of domestic assault, reckless endangerment, and resisting arrest. 

He was convicted of the resisting arrest charge on December 10, receiving a 30-day sentence.

Churchwell also had two misdemeanor warrants out for his arrest in regards to the escape.

Anyone with any information on Churchwell’s whereabouts has been asked to contact the Emergency Communications Center at 615-862-8600.