GALLATIN, Tenn. – A man wanted on charges he attacked and severely beat a woman he'd met on Craigslist was spotted Wednesday in Gallatin but managed to elude deputies after a brief foot chase.
The Sumner County Sheriff's Office said Travis Neal Green called investigators around 10 a.m. Wednesday to say he was in Georgia but would surrender himself within 48 hours.
Deputies quickly learned Green was lying after the call was traced to a pay phone just three blocks away.
The 22-year-old was spotted nearby and a chase ensued through Fred's department store.
Deputies were unsuccessful in finding Green, who remained on the loose Thursday morning.
Green and an unidentified accomplice are wanted for Sunday's attack on Shannon Fujimura.
The 40-year-old Murfreesboro mother of two thought she was meeting Green to purchase jewelry, something she had done twice before.
She told Nashville's News 2 Investigates she trusted him and didn't think twice about meeting him at a Sumner County home where he said he was caring for his grandmother.
Police said Fujimura walked in the door and was immediately hit in the head with the handle of a shovel.
Green and the unidentified man stole her belongings, including around $2,000 in cash, and left her to die.
Authorities say Green is from the Greenbrier area in Robertson County and until Sunday, had a minor criminal history.
He is described as approximately five feet, eight inches tall weighing 130 pounds. He also has the names of his children tattooed on his neck.
The man with Green on Sunday has not been identified but is actively being pursued.
Anyone with information on either suspect's whereabouts is urged to call the Sumner County Sheriff's Office at 615-452-2616.
- Sept. 6, 2011: Mother of 2 attacked, beaten in head with shovel