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Inmate Found Hiding In Sewer By Tennessee Cops After Escaping During Transit

This is the moment Tennessee cops arrest a fugitive hiding in a sewer after he escaped while being transported.

Christopher Taylor, 24, escaped while being transported from Benton County to Bradley County in the US state of Tennessee and was tracked down after a four-hour search on Wednesday.

The Benton County Sheriff’s Office said Taylor was being transported for a parole violation on a drug charge when he escaped.

Escapee suspect Christopher Taylor (24) caught by police hiding in the sewer in Benton County in Tennessee in the United States on the 12th of January 2022. (@RCSOTN/Newsflash)

The Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement on 12th January: “An inmate accused of assaulting a Benton County deputy and escaping is back in custody after a four-hour search Wednesday, said Rutherford County Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh.

“Suspect Christopher Taylor, 24, of Cleveland was being transported from Benton County to Cleveland in Bradley County when he escaped about 11:20 a.m. on Interstate 24 near the South Church Street exit.

“Fitzhugh thanked deputies, Murfreesboro Police, Tennessee Highway Patrol troopers, K9s from the sheriff’s office, Murfreesboro and La Vergne Police, THP helicopter pilot Lt. Brad Lund, communications who kept officers informed, Rutherford County Public Safety Director Chris Clark who provided support and Emergency Medical Services paramedics who checked Taylor.”

Escapee suspect Christopher Taylor, 24, of Cleveland was apprehended after a four-hour search in Benton County in Tennessee in the United States on the 12th of January 2022. (@RCTNSheriff/Newsflash)

Fitzhugh explained: “Our concern is for people and ensuring they are safe and no harm comes to any of our citizens, that is why we commit so much manpower in taking someone into custody as soon as possible.”

During a press conference, Benton County sheriff Kenny Christopher said the suspect faces drug charges in his county and an officer was bringing him back.

Christopher added: “He came through the screen in the back of the car where it was an open window area and attacked the corrections officer.”

Deputies escort escapee suspect Christopher Taylor (24) in Benton County in Tennessee in the United States on the 12th of January 2022. (@RCTNSheriff/Newsflash)

The police said the corrections officer fought with Taylor on the side of the road, and a lorry driver eventually pulled them apart from each other.

Moments after the press conference ended, the police found Taylor.

Sergeant Nick Coble and Sergeant James Holloway were searching behind Caliber Collision (auto repair store) when Coble noticed fresh rust on a sewer cover and thought it was odd.

Deputies escort escapee suspect Christopher Taylor (24) in Benton County in Tennessee in the United States on the 12th of January 2022. (@MboroPoliceDept/Newsflash )

Coble said: “When I pulled it up, there he sat on a ledge. Sgt. Holloway helped pull him out of the hole.”

Holloway said: “Fortunately, it was just storm water and not sewage.”

The Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office said: “Taylor is being held at Rutherford County Adult Detention Center while awaiting a General Sessions Court hearing.

Escapee suspect Christopher Taylor, 24, of Cleveland was apprehended after a four-hour search in Benton County in Tennessee in the United States on the 12th of January 2022. (@RCSOTN/Newsflash )

“Sheriff’s Detective Joseph Duncan charged Taylor with attempted car-jacking, felony theft, aggravated assault and escape.”