South Carolina fugitive arrested in Nashville

Posted at 4:48 PM, Jan 08, 2019

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A South Carolina fugitive wanted on multiple offenses was arrested in Nashville.

Divine Chavious was wanted out of Aiken, South Carolina, after he escaped while handcuffed from the Sheriff’s Office there in June. Chavious was wanted for unlawful carry of a pistol, flight to avoid, simple larceny, and possession of marijuana.

Chavious was believed to be in Nashville; so TBI Agents, Metro officers and a Metro SWAT team and officers with the Metro Nashville Police Department SWAT team narrowed in on him at an apartment on Creekwood Drive. They found him hiding in a closet of the residence, holding a gun.

He was arrested and charged with one count of felon in possession of a handgun and warrant of arrest for crime in another State. He was booked into the Davidson County Jail, where he is being held on a $250,000 bond while awaiting transport back to South Carolina.