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Wanted Macon Man Captured in Wilson County

Tamiyus Bates

By Jessie Williams 

A man who evaded Macon County law enforcement was captured by Mt. Juliet police last week.

According to Macon County Sheriff Joey Wilburn, 27-year-old Tamiyus Bates was at the Macon County Justice Center for a probation visit on Friday, June 16, and failed his required drug test. 

An officer was called in to place Bates under arrest, at which time the officer escorted him to the parking lot to help secure his vehicle.

Once Bates and the officer arrived at his vehicle, Bates is said to have gotten in the drivers seat and started it. A struggle ensued between Bates and the officer, and Bates was able to get away. 

A BOLO (Be On the Look Out) alert was sent out to all surrounding law enforcement agencies at that time. 

Bates was spotted on I-40 West, later the same day, by Mt. Juliet police.

According to Mt. Juliet police, Bates failed to stop and officers pursued him to Pebble Creek Circle in Antioch where he ultimately surrendered.

During the pursuit the Metropolitan Nashville Police Aviation Unit assisted with updating officers on Bates’ location, which led to a successful apprehension.

Bates is being held at the Wilson County Jail, but will return to Macon County to face charges of aggravated assault (2 counts) and escape.