Bledsoe trusty escapes from prison farm

PIKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A state inmate has bolted into the woods near the Bledsoe County Correctional Complex.

Tennessee Department of Correction spokeswoman Dorinda Carter said 32-year-old Jeffery Lynn Carter was operating a tractor at the prison farm when he jumped from the machine and ran into some woods at about 7 p.m. Sunday.

Jeffery Carter is a minimum-custody trusty who is serving a 21-year sentence on aggravated robbery and attempted armed robbery from Davidson County. His sentence was set to expire in 2018.

The search continued Monday and authorities believed Carter was contained in the woods.

He is a white male; 5 feet-8 inches tall, about 165 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes. Tips should be phoned to the Department of Correction at (615) 741-7144.


Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to webmaster@wvlt-tv.com. Please provide detailed information.

powered by Disqus

WVLT VOLUNTEER TV

6450 Papermill Drive Knoxville, TN 37919 Phone - (865) 450-8888; Fax - (865) 450-8869
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2014 WVLT-TV Inc. - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 219257111