TBI Most Wanted suspect captured in Nashville

William Barnard Hawk (Credit: TBI)

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is investigating an incident that took place at Lincoln County Jail on Saturday.

Officials say an inmate, identified as 50-year-old William B. Hawk, assaulted a corrections officer in an effort to break out of jail.

TBI says when other officers tried to restrain him, he would not comply with demands and continued to struggle. Hawk eventually became unresponsive.

Hawk was transported to a local hospital in critical condition. According to TBI officials, he died at the hospital late Saturday. 

Hawk, from Fayatteville, was on the TBI Top 10 Most Wanted list back in July. He was captured in Nashville later that month. He was wanted on attempted murder charges and was later charged with attempted criminal homicide.

Stay with News4 for updates on this story.

Copyright 2018 WSMV (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.

Multimedia Producer

Kyle is a Multimedia Producer at WSMV. He is a proud graduate of Virginia Tech, where he majored in multimedia journalism with a minor in psychology. Send him news tips or food recommendations to kyle.cooke@wsmv.com

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.