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Convicted killer arrested after police pursuit in north Nashville

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Laquintaze Buford was previously convicted of second-degree murder. (Photo: Metro Nashville Police Department) Laquintaze Buford was previously convicted of second-degree murder. (Photo: Metro Nashville Police Department)
NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

A convicted killer is back behind bars after being chased by officers in north Nashville overnight.

Police pulled over LaQuintaze Buford, 24, after he allegedly ran through two stop signs on Hinkle Drive on Thursday.

When officers told him to get out of the car, Buford allegedly stuck his head out of the window and started yelling at the officers, who recognized him by the tattoos on his face.

According to the officers, Buford identified himself but would not get out of the car. He drove about 200 feet before getting out of the car and fleeing on foot down Hydes Ferry Road.

Officers say they shouted at him multiple times to "stop running," but instead, Buford continued to evade them, running through a backyard off River Drive and hopping a fence.

After what the affidavit calls a "long and thorough" foot chase, Buford was eventually apprehended on LaGrange Drive near Snell Boulevard.

Police had been looking for Buford since last month after his probation officer couldn't find him.

Last year, Buford was convicted of second-degree murder and was given a 10-year probate sentence.

In addition to that conviction, he has a lengthy criminal history in Davidson County, including multiple charges of aggravated assault, aggravated burglary, felony vandalism and resisting arrest. 

Buford is now charged with two counts of evading arrest and a felony probation violation. Police say he is also under investigation for other recent crimes.

Bufford is being held without bond due. He is expected in court on March 5.

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