TBI adds escapee to 10 Most Wanted List

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says it added a 26-year-old prison escapee to its Top Ten Most Wanted fugitive list after he abducted a woman and stole her car.

The TBI says in a news release that Stephen Allen Hester was discovered missing from the South Central Correctional Center Annex in Clifton during a head count Saturday night at 9:30.

The TBI says Hester, who was serving eight years for an aggravated robbery in Memphis, went to a market nearby the prison, abducted a woman and stole her car.

The TBI says Hester let the woman go in Savannah, but fled in the car, a 2005 silver Chevy Malibu.

Officials described Hester as a white with brown hair and blue eyes, and tatoos on both arms and right calf. They said Hester's last known address was in Hartwell, Ga.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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