‘Armed and dangerous’ fugitive arrested after manhunt in Wilson County

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WILSON COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) — A manhunt ended in Wilson County Thursday morning for a fugitive wanted on multiple charges in South Carolina.

The Wilson County Sheriff’s Office said Joshua Nelson, 28, ran from deputies in the area of Centerville and Goshen roads Wednesday night. Deputies issued an alert for Nelson, who is from Lexington, South Carolina, and said he should be considered “armed and dangerous.”

The sheriff’s office said Nelson was captured around 9:30 a.m. Thursday on Johnson Road near the Trousdale County line.

Joshua Nelson
Joshua Nelson (Courtesy: Wilson County Sheriff’s Office)

Nelson was wanted on ten active warrants, including for drug and weapons offenses, according to investigators.

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