Corrections Officer Resigns Amid Escape Scandal

Knoxville (WVLT) - The Knox County Sheriff's Department confirms that a corrections officer has resigned, fallout from a prisoner escape on Monday.

According to a spokesperson, Walter Cum resigned thursday after Sheriff J.J. Jones had begun termination proceedings against him.

Cum's letter of resignation has been forwarded to the merit council, he is no longer an employee of Knox County.

Nineteen-year-old Demarcus Johnson escaped from a pair of handcuffs on Monday while being transferred to Knox County's maximum security section of it's prison.

Cops spent two days looking for him. He was apprehended Wednesday.


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