Wanted fugitive who fled during traffic stop arrested in Smith County

(Courtesy: Wilson County Sheriff's Office)

WESTMORELAND, Tenn. (WKRN) – A fugitive who fled police over the weekend has been taken custody.

According to the Westmoreland police chief, 33-year-old Danvechio Patton was arrested in Smith County by Wilson County Sheriff’s Deputies and Lebanon police.

Patton was pulled over for speeding in Westmoreland Saturday, but then fled on foot.

At the time of Saturday’s incident, the 33-year-old had eight outstanding warrants, seven misdemeanors and one felony, against him.

“This was a team effort,” Wilson County Sheriff Robert Bryan said. “We appreciate the cooperation with our fellow law enforcement agencies in Lebanon and Smith County who helped locate this man. This was excellent police work, a job well done.”

Additional information about his arrest was not immediately released.

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