published Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

Silverdale escapee recaptured today in Chattanooga

An inmate who escaped Sunday from Silverdale Correctional Facility has been recaptured, authorities say.

Darrious Brown, 29, was found today in the attic of a home at 1705 S. Hawthorne St., said Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Janice Atkinson.

Trying to avoid recapture, he jumped out of a second-story window and seriously injured one of his ankles, she said in a statement.

He was taken to a local hospital and, upon his release, will be charged with escape, she said.

Brown escaped while working at an off-site detail at the Standifer Place Nursing Home laundry room.

He was serving an 11-month, 29-day sentence for two theft charges, four counts of contempt of court, and two counts of failure to appear. His projected release date would have been June 17.

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