Five of Seven Back Behind Bars

By: Nick Bona
By: Nick Bona

Morristown (WVLT/AP) -- Two more Hamblen County Jail inmates are back behind bars this afternoon.

Chief Deputy Wayne Mize says Brandon Scott Collins turned himself in.

Early this afternoon Michael Jessee Banner was also taken back into custody.

They were among seven inmates who escaped from the Hamblen County Jail on Tuesday night after overpowering a guard.

Still at large are Nathan Wayne Carrol and Nicholas Kyle Short

U.S. Marshals became involved in the investigation because Michael Curtis Long was among the escapees. Long is serving nearly 12 years imposed by a federal judge on weapons charges. He was caught after a short foot chase about eight blocks away from the jail last night.

Also arrested separately and not from the jail were Paul Edward Long and Joshua Lee Adkins.

Mize says the Longs are cousins.

The seven escaped Tuesday night from a jail annex after overpowering a guard.

Authorities say another 62 inmates could have slipped out of the annex, but stayed put.


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