Man wanted in Henry County now in police custody

Courtesy: Henry County Sheriff's Office

ERIN, Tenn. (WKRN) – A wanted man out of Henry County has reportedly been located and is in police custody.

James Perkins Jr. was wanted for questioning in relation to kidnapping, rape, reckless endangerment with a vehicle, and aggravated assault, according to the Houston County Sheriff’s Department.

With assistance from both Montgomery and Stewart counties, and the Tennessee Highway Patrol, authorities in Houston County searched a large area near Highway 232 on Sunday.

Phillip Jackson (Courtesy: Henry County Sheriff’s Office)

Authorities told News 2 deputies attempted to serve a warrant on him, but Perkins reportedly took off on a backhoe.

He was ultimately taken into custody Monday after the sheriff’s office received information he was down by the Danville boat dock.

Perkins faces charges of felony evading arrest with a $150,000 bond.

A second man, Phillip Jackson, was also arrested and is charged with aiding and abetting.