Tennessee Highway Patrol Apprehends Wanted South Carolina Man
NASHVILLE--- The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) apprehended a South Carolina man wanted for larceny and for being a fugitive from justice on Friday morning in Williamson County.
Jason Carter, 39, of Columbia, S.C. escaped a mental institution in South Carolina at approximately 10 a.m. on Thursday, January 2. It appears he stole a van from the Craft Farrow State Hospital (S.C.) and later purchased a Chevrolet Lumina.
The THP dispatched a “be on the lookout” (BOLO) for the vehicle at approximately 6:30 a.m. this morning. Just before 7 a.m., a trooper observed the suspect vehicle at the Fairview Inn located off of exit 182 from Interstate 40 westbound in Williamson County. Further investigation revealed that the suspect checked in to the hotel at approximately 4:30 a.m. today.
Tennessee state troopers on the scene contacted the agency’s Special Operations Unit, who arrived and took the suspect into custody without incident at approximately 9:15 a.m.
Carter was transported to the Williamson County Jail where he will await extradition from South Carolina.
Booking photos may be obtained from the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office.
The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security’s (www.TN.Gov/safety) mission is to ensure that our state is a safe, secure place in which to live, work and travel; enforce the law with integrity; and provide customer-focused services professionally and efficiently.