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Man Fleeing Police Nearly Ends Up In Cumberland River

Posted: 8:49 AM, Sep 04, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-05 14:01:51Z

A man fleeing Metro police overnight nearly found himself in the Cumberland River. 

The incident happened around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday at Riverfront Park in downtown Nashville. 

Metro Nashville Police officers approached Michael Lewis and they say he started swing a belt with a buckle and then ran down the bank to the Cumberland River.

He also allegedly tried to vandalize police cars parked outside night court in downtown. 

He ran from officers along the Cumberland and hid in a river bank. Crews were able to arrest him under the Gay Street Bridge. 

As of Wednesday morning, he's charged with variety of crimes.