Escapee Captured

Wednesday, February 18, 2009 | 01:08 pm

NASHVILLE - An inmate who escaped from the Charles B. Bass Correctional Complex in Nashville is back in TDOC custody.  Rodrickus Jefferson escaped from the facility sometime around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 17.  He was located approximately nine hours later inside the old Ford Glass Plant on Centennial Boulevard in West Nashville.

Photo of Rodrickus Jefferson, TOMIS #371424

The TDOC Internal Affairs Division has launched an investigation to determine exactly how the escape occurred.  Jefferson suffered cuts to his hand and body as a result of scaling several razor-wire fences.  He is being housed at the Riverbend Maximum Security Institution in Nashville and will be charged with escape.

Jefferson is 25-years-old and is serving a life sentence for First Degree Murder out of Davidson County.  The Tennessee Highway Patrol, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and Metro Nashville Police assisted TDOC staff in the capture.