Nashville escapee recaptured less than 8 hours later

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- A man who escaped from a Nashville work-release program is back behind bars after he showed up at a hospital with multiple cuts and a broken arm, according to a Tennessee Dept. of Corrections spokesperson.

Romeous Lockridge, escaped from the Charles Bass Correctional Complex-Annex around 9:00 p.m. Monday night, the spokesperson said. Less than eight hours later, he was recaptured after resurfacing at Skyline Medical Center.

The TDOC believes he sustained the injuries while scaling the razor-wire fence.

“The capture of his inmate reflects our commitment to ensure that any offender, who leaves our custody, whether minimum or maximum-security, is returned as quickly as possible,” said Commissioner Derrick D. Schofield. “TDOC agents, working with local law enforcement, made this capture a top priority as part of our commitment to ensure public safety.”

Lockridge was serving a 16 year sentence for drug and burglary charges in Davidson Co. He was set to be released in 2018, but now faces an escape charge.


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