HENNING, Tenn. (AP) -- Tennessee prison officials say an inmate who left a work detail at the West Tennessee State Penitentiary farm called 911 after getting lost in the woods.
Officials said trusty Bruce Price of Bedford County got a cell phone in the woods, where it may have been left by someone else in a preset arrangement.
Tennessee Department of Correction spokeswoman Dorinda Carter says Price lost his bearings Sunday and used the phone to call for help about an hour and 45 minutes later.
According to The Commercial Appeal, authorities are considering escape charges against him.
Information from: The Commercial Appeal, http://www.commercialappeal.com
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