published Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

First inmate escapes from new Bledsoe County prison

Bledsoe County's new prison has its first escapee.

Thomas Masengale took Bledsoe County deputies for a wild ride Monday morning.

The sheriff says Masengale escaped from the jail after grabbing the keys to a police cruiser and heading north, reaching Anderson County just outside of Knoxville.

There deputies found the car and the suspect not too far ahead.

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