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Christopher Gay "Little Houdini" Unconscious After Reported Overdose

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UPDATE: After being taken into custody earlier this month, Christopher "Little Houdini" Gay is now unconscious in a Nashville hospital after an alleged overdose attempt. 

Attorney Kate Dyer tells Fox 17 News Gay's wife told her he saved up his anti-depressants over a few days and OD on them. 


Dyer says she requested he put under psych watch in his preliminary hearing for this reason and it was denied. Dyer adds she has not received any details of yet from the Cheatham County Sheriff's Office.

ORIGINAL REPORT: ASHLAND CITY, TN - The convicted felon from Cheatham County known as "Little Houdini" is back in handcuffs.
   
He's escaped from authorities twice in the past few years.

Now he's spending the night in the Cheatham County jail.
   
Gay's attorney Kate Dyer's story is completely different from authorities'.

She says her client, Christopher Daniel Gay, has done nothing wrong though Cheatham County Sheriffs deputies and the US Marshals say he's a wanted man.

It's taken almost a month to track down the 39-year old.

Gay has been wanted since November 11th  on aggravated assault and evading arrest charges after the sheriff's office says he led them on a chase.

According to Dyer, he was wrongfully targeted during a burglary sting then.

Now, because of that, she says he's been wrongfully arrested after being found in a Jackson, Tennessee Wal-Mart parking lot Wednesday morning.

We're told Gay was driving a semi without a trailer.

US Marshals say they got a tip he would be there and watched him for several hours before his arrest which he reportedly again tried to run from.

Gay is a felon on parole and getting arrested is a parole violation.

He has a long history of arrests as well as charges for burglaries, forgeries and thefts.

He's escaped during transport twice, most recently in March 2009.

Gay is most known for stealing singer Crystal Gayle's tour bus in Whites Creek during one of those escapes in 2007.

He spent 8-years in prison and is currently wanted by the Tennessee Department of Corrections for parole and probation violations.

Sheriff's investigators tell us Gay was supposed to turn himself in last week but didn't.
   
Because he's on parole, he's being held without bond and will appear in court next Wednesday.