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Fentress Co. escaped inmate caught


An escaped inmate from the Fentress County Jail has been caught, the sheriff's department confirmed.

Deputies say 35-year-old Joshua Carroll escaped Monday night, and authorities spent the week searching for him. He was found Friday night near Panther Branch Road in Jamestown.

Carroll was in jail facing charges for a number of home break-ins.


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Search continues for missing Cumberland Co. native


ID=10047491The search for a missing Middle Tennessee woman with connections to East Tennessee is ongoing, but investigators Thursday also had some grim news to deliver.

Authorities find escaped prisoner


Cumberland County authorities have found a prisoner who escaped custody Tuesday.

Officials say they were transporting 33-year-old Anthony Ramsey through Cumberland County when they made a brief stop off Highway 127. That's when deputies say they got in a scuffle with Ramsey and he escaped.

Security guards at Lake Tansi community resort found and captured him just before 9:30 Tuesday night. He is now back in custody.

Ramsey was jailed on meth charges.


Wanted Tenn. man arrested after standoff in Reno


A man wanted for vehicular homicide in Tennessee was arrested after a five-hour standoff in Nevada on Wednesday night.

William Douglas Wynn, 70, was supposed to appear in a Cumberland County courtroom in November 2012 to plead guilty in a fatal crash. Two years before, the Tennessee Highway Patrol said Wynn crossed the center-line on Highway 127 and hit two other cars, killing one of the drivers. But Wynn never showed up in court, and they've been looking for him ever since.

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Cumberland Co. quadruple-murder suspect could face death penalty


ID=9718213(WBIR) A judge ruled Wednesday that the prosecution can seek the death penalty against a man accused of murdering four people in Cumberland County.

'Click It or Ticket' campaign kicks off today

'Click It or Ticket' campaign kicks off today

Monday kicked off the start of the national campaign urging drivers and passengers to buckle up.

Officials said they hope "Click It or Ticket" campaign reminds people that wearing a seat belt could mean the difference between life or death.

Many fatal accidents could have been avoided if people were wearing their seat belts. Last year officials said more than 360 fatal crash victims in Tennessee weren't wearing seat belts. So far this year, 128 fatal crash victims were unrestrained.

Report: Tobacco fields poisoning kids

Report: Tobacco fields poisoning kids

by Anita Wadhwani, , The Tennessean

Kids can't buy tobacco products, but in Tennessee children as young as 9 are working in tobacco fields and suffering symptoms consistent with acute nicotine poisoning, according to a report by an international human rights group.