Inmate escapes custody

Inmate Dreon Key


The U.S. Marshals Service is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information that leads to the arrest of Dreon Key.

Key, 21, escaped from a Sumner County deputy on April 27 while being transported to the Bedford County Jail in Shelbyville, TN.

Key is facing multiple charges across Middle Tennessee, according to authorities.

If you have information about Key’s whereabouts, contact the U.S. Marshals Service at 615-736-5417 or via the website.

Key, of Nashville, was being taken to the Bedford County Jail around 2:30 a.m. when he fled. 

Key was somehow able to deceive a Sumner County deputy into investigating an issue outside the patrol car. While the deputy was looking into the problem, Key was able to take control of the car and escape. He fled in the direction of Rutherford County. Rutherford County Deputies spotted the stolen patrol car on I-24 headed towards Nashville and pursued until the Davidson County line. The pursuit was discontinued once inside Davidson County. 

The vehicle that Key stole was located in Nashville.

Key now has charges for escape and theft of the vehicle in addition to his pending charges which include robbery, and weapons violations.

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