Smyrna man wanted for Kentucky sex crimes arrested in Mt. Juliet

Graylin Waters (Courtesy: Mt. Juliet Police Department)

MT. JULIET, Tenn. (WKRN) — Mt. Juliet police arrested a Smyrna man wanted for sex crimes in Kentucky Friday.

An officer stopped a Nissan Altima driven by Graylin Waters Jr. at around 6 p.m. for a traffic violation near Adams Lane and S. Mt. Juliet Road.

During the officer’s investigation, a handgun was discovered under the driver’s seat of the car.

The officer was also advised that Waters had warrants out of Kentucky for statutory rape, sodomy and burglary.

When he attempted to detain Waters, the man resisted and ran through a wooded area nearby.

Multiple officers searched the area and took Waters into custody. Mt. Juliet police confirmed that a Taser was used during the incident.

He was arrested and booked into the Wilson County jail on charges of fugitive from justice, resisting arrest, evading arrest and driving without a license.

Waters will be extradited back to Kentucky to face his previous charges of statutory rape, sodomy and burglary.