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UPDATE: Search underway for Silverdale escapee

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HAMILTON COUNTY, TN (WRCB) -

Chattanooga Police and Hamilton County deputies were called to Silverdale Detention Facilities after an inmate escaped.

The call came in around 6:50 p.m. Wednesday.

A Silverdale spokesperson says 41-year-old Gary Minton ran for the woods while he and other inmates were being escorted outside to take out the trash.

The facility went on lockdown and staff made a head count of the remaining inmates.

Minton is described as a white male, 5'9 in height, approximately 170 pounds, with brown hair, and green eyes.

Records show his last date of arrest was February 12, 2015 for a probation violation.

The spokesperson says the facility decided to release information on the escape "in the interest of public safety."

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