November 16, 2023 – Youth Services detectives Thursday charged parolee and registered sex offender Cordarius Caldwell, 28, with especially aggravated kidnapping following an October incident where he allegedly tried to take an 11-year-old girl from her East Nashville home.
During an interview with Youth Services Detective Tre Marlowe today, Caldwell admitted to forcibly pulling the girl off her porch and taking her down the street. The girl was able to flee after a neighbor tried to intervene.
Caldwell, who has an extensive criminal history, was taken into custody on Hampton Street where he had to be tased by officers after he attempted to flee. He had a loaded handgun in his pants.
Additional charges of being a felon in possession of a weapon and resisting arrest were also placed. He is being held in lieu of $82,500 bond.
Anyone with information about other potential crimes by Caldwell is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463.