A man wanted out of Trousdale County located on Wilson Central High School property Wednesday, crashed a police vehicle after he was detained and escaped.
The man was spotted in a wooded area toward the back of school property near the baseball field by a faculty member and school resource officers were notified, Wilson County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Scott Moore said.
The suspect was apprehended after a brief foot chase, Moore said. The suspect told officers he had ditched a firearm and drugs under a school bus .
Officers placed the suspect in the back of one of the patrol cars and began to locate the weapons and drugs approximately 20 feet away from the vehicle.
The suspect was able to manipulate his way through the middle window of the cage and was able to drive the vehicle away.
A pursuit led to Kimberly Drive where the fugitive crashed through a picket fence and hit a tree and was captured after a brief foot chase, Moore said.
The suspect was wanted in Trousdale County on disorderly charges and neighboring agencies were alerted several days ago because of statements that he wasn’t going back to jail and officers would have to kill him.
The suspect was sent to a hospital for observation will have to be medically cleared prior to being brought to the Wilson County Jail, Moore said.
Only about 200 students were at the school because of exams, according to the district.
Wilson Central and Gladeville Elementary were both placed on soft lockdown, the district said.