Search on for inmate who escaped from prison in Bledsoe County

Search on for inmate who escaped from prison in Bledsoe County

August 12th, 2013 by Staff Report in Local - Breaking News

Jeffery Lynn Carter

Photo by WRCB-TV Channel 3 /Times Free Press.

The Department of Correction is searching for an inmate who on Sunday evening walked away from a work detail near the Bledsoe County Correctional Complex, a state prison near Pikeville.

Jeffery Lynn Carter, 32, was a minimum-custody trusty and was working on the prison's farm at about 7 p.m. when he jumped from the tractor he was driving and ran into a nearby woods. Prison officials believe Carter is hiding in the wooded area where search efforts continue this morning. Carter was serving a 21-year sentence for convictions in Davidson County of aggravated robbery and attempted aggravated robbery. His sentence was set to expire in 2018.

Carter is a white male, 5 feet, 8 inches tall weighing 165 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is urged to call the Tennessee Department of Correction at 615-741-7144.