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Handcuffed man escapes arrest following traffic stop in Robertson County

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WHITE HOUSE, Tenn. (WSMV) – Multiple law enforcement agencies are looking for a man who managed to run away following a traffic stop on I-65 North above Millersville on Sunday night.

According to Millersville Police, the man was pulled over by the Tennessee Highway Patrol on the Bethel Road exit ramp off I-65 North late Sunday night. The man was handcuffed behind his back when fled troopers on foot towards Highway 31 West.

THP troopers, along with Millersville Police, the Sumner County Sheriff’s Department, and the Robertson County Sheriff’s Department, are actively searching the area for 26-year-old Sedric Stevenson. He is a Black man with dreadlocks and was last seen wearing a white shirt, black sweatpants, and black shoes.

THP said Stevenson was involved in a brief pursuit with the trooper before he was detained. He took off running across the interstate before the trooper could place him in the patrol vehicle and disappeared into the woods.

Millersville Police suggest all area residents keep their doors locked until the man is found and call 911 if the man is spotted.

He is believed to still be in handcuffs.

Cedric Stevenson, age 26.
Cedric Stevenson, age 26.(THP)