A manhunt for 2 Tennessee inmates who escaped from jail, kidnapped a Kentucky freeway division worker and stole a minimum of two autos continued Sunday morning.
Robert Brown and Christopher Osteen escaped Friday morning from the Northwest Correctional Advanced in Lake County, Tennessee, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said Friday.
Brown, 36, is serving an 18-year sentence for aggravated rape and Osteen, 34, is serving an eight-year sentence for housebreaking, authorities mentioned. The escaped inmates ought to each be thought of armed and harmful, the state police company mentioned.
After their escape from the minimal safety jail on Friday, an worker of the freeway division in Fulton County, Kentucky, was kidnapped from a ship ramp on the Mississippi River at roughly 9:15 a.m. native time (10:15 a.m. ET), the sheriff’s workplace in Henry County, Tennessee reported on its Fb web page.
The worker, who was blindfolded, and his division truck had been later present in Henry County, the sheriff’s workplace mentioned.
Early on Saturday, at about 2:30 am native time, authorities discovered a Henry County resident who had been tied up in his dwelling by the escapees — at roughly 10:30 am yesterday.
Whereas he’s now secure, the sheriff’s workplace mentioned inmates stole the resident’s purple 2009 Chevrolet Silverado prolonged cab pickup truck.
As that truck has not but been discovered, the authorities requested residents within the space who’ve cameras to test for the truck, and to, “Be alert, be cautious.”
The Kentucky State Police are persevering with their search and suggested residents within the far western a part of the state to “to test on their pals and relations” and report any suspicious exercise after the inmates dedicated burglaries and thefts within the space.
The Related Press contributed to this report.
The Related Press contributed.