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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Tennessee

Friday, March 20, 2015

Escapee from Nashville Captured Near Atlanta

James Inman Taylor III, 29, of Nashville, Tenn., was captured today near an Atlanta motel after being sought since his escape from Metro Nashville detectives on February 5, 2015, announced David Rivera, U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee.

Taylor was apprehended by FBI agents after a brief chase and struggle, after he was seen leaving a motel near Atlanta. Prior to his escape in February, Taylor had been charged with federal crimes including 2 Hobbs Act Robberies and 2 counts of using a firearm during a crime of violence. He is accused of taking part in the robberies of two Nashville Piggly Wiggly grocery stores on January 9, 2015.

Metro Nashville Police, along with the FBI, TBI and U.S. Marshals had been searching for Taylor since his escape in February. Taylor is currently being held in federal custody in Atlanta.

Updated March 27, 2015