Man Quickly Apprehended in Woods After Threatening Woman with Butcher Knife

Mt. Juliet, Tenn. –  Officers were summoned to Green Hills Homes on Monday afternoon around 6:40 p.m. after reports that a man was chasing a woman with a butcher knife. Upon arrival, the 56-year-old female victim ran up to officers as they pulled into the mobile home complex at 14200 Lebanon Road.  Officers learned that the victim was allegedly assaulted and threatened with a butcher knife, prior to being chased by the offender, who was identified as Richard Fowler, 49, of Mt. Juliet.

Witnesses stated that Fowler ran into the woods as police were arriving on scene. Officers quickly established a containment perimeter around the wooded area that Fowler was hiding in, and two officers went into the area to search for Fowler. As public alerts were about to be transmitted, officers stated that they had located Fowler lying on the ground and hiding under vegetation.  Fowler’s two pet dogs followed him into the woods, and their barking assisted in his quick apprehension. He was unarmed when officers located him.

Officer Vanhoose & Corporal Toy Escort Suspect from Woods

Officer Vanhoose & Corporal Toy Escort Suspect from Woods

Fowler was arrested and booked into the Wilson County Jail under a $10,000 bond for Aggravated Assault, which he is to appear in court on August 19, 2014.

Richard Fowler, 49, of Mt. Juliet

Richard Fowler, 49, of Mt. Juliet

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