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'Most Wanted' man eludes officers in Clarksville

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Danyon Dowlen is wanted in connection to a fatal shooting September 18 in Clarksville. Danyon Dowlen is wanted in connection to a fatal shooting September 18 in Clarksville.
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. -

A man listed on the state's Top 10 "Most Wanted" list narrowly escaped police custody Thursday afternoon in Clarksville.

An officer on patrol spotted Danyon Dowlen in the 100 block of Sampson Street around 2:45 p.m.

According to police department spokesperson Jim Knoll, Dowlen quickly entered a home after seeing the officer.

Additional units were called in an effort to arrest Dowlen on an outstanding warrant for a shooting September 18 that claimed the life of 50-year-old man.

Knoll said negotiators attempted to establish contact with the 39-year-old Dowlen but there was no response.

Officers entered the home around 6:30 p.m. and discovered Dowlen was no longer inside.

Dowlen is six feet, two inches tall and weighs 190 pounds.  He has black hair and brown eyes, as well as tattoos on his abdomen, back, chest and both arms.

Police say he is armed and dangerous.

Authorities said Dowlen has a lengthy criminal history that dates back to 1992 and includes drug charges, criminal impersonation and aggravated assault charges, among others.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is urged to contact the Clarksville Police Department's tips line at 931-645-8477.

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