Officials say "missing" Tennessee inmate is hiding in jail

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A Nashville inmate with a history of prison breaks has gone missing, but authorities say he's hiding in the facility.

Terrell Watson was not in his cell at Metro Detention Facility when jailers checked on him early Sunday morning.

Assistant warden Johnny Sausedo says after a day of searching they think the 33-year-old Watson is still inside.

Watson, also known as Terrance Washington, came to Tennessee after escaping in January 2007 from a jail in Maryland. Authorities say Watson faked an injury and then ran from officers there when he was taken to a hospital.

Goodlettsville police arrested Watson in April after finding him at a motel with a stolen rental truck.

He was being held at the jail on a parole violation from his original auto theft charge.

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Information from: The Tennessean, http://www.tennessean.com

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