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Bouldin caught
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A McMinnville man’s attempt to avoid capture on kidnapping and aggravated assault charges proved unsuccessful. 

Jason Keith Bouldin, 46, was taken into custody Saturday night and booked into Warren County Jail at 10:53 p.m. He joins Jeffery Everett Johnson, 50, behind bars for a Thursday morning attack on a 25-year-old female, which required her to undergo surgery for her injuries. The victim suffered multiple injuries to her head and body.

According to Warren County Sheriff’s Major Jason Walker, Bouldin avoided capture Saturday morning, but his luck ran out later that day. 

“Saturday morning he was spotted in a Ford Mustang atop the mountain on Highway 8,” said Walker. “A short pursuit ensued turning on to Wildwood Road. Bouldin then stopped the car and fled on foot into the woods and was believed to be armed with a handgun.”

Wildwood Road is just off Harrison Ferry Road. 

Along with Warren County Sheriff’s Department, that portion of the manhunt included assistance from Tennessee Highway Patrol, McMinnville Police Department and Cookeville Police Department’s K-9 tracking unit. 

“At that time we were unable to locate him,” said Walker. “Later that night, the Sheriff’s Department was able to locate him at a residence on Wildwood Road. The residence was surrounded and he was taken into custody without incident.”

Bouldin’s effort to avoid capture also included a slight change in appearance. When taken into custody, he was clean shaven, except for a mustache, and wearing glasses. All previous pictures show him with a burly beard without glasses.

Johnson has been charged with aggravated kidnapping, aggravated assault, evading arrest, reckless endangerment and conspiracy. His bond has been set at $250,000. 

Bouldin has been charged with aggravated kidnapping, aggravated assault and conspiracy. His bond has been set at $200,000.