Escaped Inmate Willie Daniels Caught

Knoxville (WVLT) - An escaped inmate is back in custody.

Officers say they spotted Willie Daniels Monday night in the Western Heights community and followed him.

They say he parked his car on Reed Street and got out carrying a garbage bag.

When they took him into custody, Daniels claimed the bag contained children's clothing he was going to trade for crack cocaine.

Daniels is facing charges on four outstanding warrants. He's also charged with driving without a license, trespassing and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Daniels escaped from a Knoxville police cruiser last week in front of the city county building.