Montgomery County Escapee Captured

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. - A man who escaped from custody in Montgomery County has been placed behind bars.

Cemage Darquez Garrard was arrested around 3 p.m. Saturday at an apartment in the 700 block of Main Street in Clarksville.

Garrard had multiple warrants on file, including two counts of aggravated kidnapping, two counts of aggravated robbery, aggravated burglary, two counts of felony evading in a vehicle, three counts of driving on a suspended or evoked license, improper stopping at a stop sign, following too close, leaving the scene of an accident, violation of probation, and escape.

On Friday, the 23-year-old had initially been apprehended by bonding agents who took him to the warrants office at the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office.

It was while paperwork was being processed that Garrad fled on foot.

Deputies and investigators had been working hard ever since to find him, up until his arrest Saturday afternoon.

Sheriff John Fuson said the process for receiving arrestees will be reviewed to ensure this doesn't happen again.

“It was unfortunate Garrard got out of our custody in the first place,” said Sheriff Fuson. “I had a team of seven from our office looking for him. They worked quickly to locate and safely take him back into custody without further incident."

Garrard was being held on a $625,000 bond with a hold without bond for the violation of probation, according to the sheriff's office.

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