Mother of inmate who escaped after dad's wake pleads for him to surrender to police

Posted at 1:42 PM, Jan 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-08 19:17:43-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The mother of Timothy Hutcherson, an inmate who did not return from furlough, has pleaded for him to surrender to police.

"I want him to turn himself in, wherever he's at," she said. She asked to remain anonymous out of a concern for her safety.

A judge issued an order of furlough to the jail, allowing Hutcherson to be released to his mother to attend his father's wake on Sunday between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. The order had no mention of requiring a deputy escort.

During an exclusive interview with NewsChannel 5 Hutcherson's mom said an SUV with a group of guys pulled up, and he left with them. It's unclear if he was threatened, or if he left on his own.

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She thinks her son could be in grave danger because she had never seen the men before.

"I did as much as I can, I called the cops about 8:40p.m. and said there ain't no way I'm going to make it."

Hutcherson was in jail on a charge of murder, two counts of attempted murder, three counts of aggravated assault, possession of a firearm during a felony, and reckless endangerment.

She believes her son was allowed out on furlough because he'd been granted furlough before and returned.

"They put a trust on the person responsible, because he was out last time to say goodbye to his dad. It was two hours. It was from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., I returned him."

The Clarksville Police Department and the U.S. Marshals are still looking for Hutcherson. He's wanted for escape in addition to his other charges.

If you see him, call 911.