Body of man who jumped from Briley Parkway Bridge recovered from Cumberland River
Police say they’ve recovered the body of the man who jumped from the Briley Parkway Bridge into the Cumberland River on March 29.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) - Metro Nashville Police say they’ve recovered the body of the man who jumped from the Briley Parkway Bridge into the Cumberland River on March 29.
MNPD says divers with the Nashville Office of Emergency Management recovered the body of 46-year-old Wesley Brogdon on Saturday.
Police say they received a tip on March 29 that 36-year-old Justin Carter, who was wanted on outstanding warrants and escaping from police custody, was at a home on Tammany Drive.
As officers arrived, they saw a man get into a car and speed off. Officers, along with the help of a police helicopter, followed him. Eventually, one of the car’s tires blew out and the man continued to drive until stopping at Briley Parkway Bridge, got out of the car and jumped into the Cumberland River.
That man, now identified as Brogdon, was seen in the water before going under and did not resurface, police said. Nothing connecting Carter to the car was found in the vehicle.
Police said Carter was seen riding a stolen motorcycle on March 23 and was involved in a crash on Cahal Avenue at Porter Road and taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Warrants were prepared to be served to him upon his release from the hospital for theft of a vehicle, felony cocaine possession, and other charges.
On March 25, he requested to take a shower and when nurses checked on him, he was not in the bathroom; surveillance video showed Carter walking out of the hospital.
On March 31, police were able to take Carter into custody at America’s Best Value Inn on Brick Church Pike.
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