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Search underway for escaped inmate from Bledsoe County Correctional Complex

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

Jeffery Lynn Carter, 32, was a minimum-custody trustee and was working on the prison's farm when he left at approximately 7:00p.m.

Carter jumped from the tractor he was driving and ran into a wooded area.

He is believed to be contained inside that 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.

He is described as a white male, 5'8", 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.

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