Escaped Cheatham County, TN inmate ends up stopping at reserve officer’s mailbox

ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. (WKRN) — A reserve officer and residents of Ashland City are being commended for their efforts in capturing a Cheatham County fugitive.

Inmate Ricky Roach escaped from an Ashland City hospital on Thursday, sparking a massive manhunt. For hours, authorities searched for Roach, who was later found riding a bicycle on Bell Street.

“I was just making some food and heard on my radio about a sighting on Bell Street. About that time I hear something on my radio that says there may be a sighting on Bell Street, said Ashland City Reserve Officer Steven Ellis. “I go to the bay window and see him right in front of my mailbox.”

Ellis grabbed his service pistol and Roach surrendered peacefully. Just before Ellis saw Roach outside his window, Eric Proctor drove by and saw Roach leave. He helped capture Roach.

Both men have national recognition for their work in apprehending the fugitive.

Roach was serving a probation violation sentence; he is now threatened with further charges of flight.

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