Bradley County Jail has no clear records of inmate sign-outs
The sheriff's office said Watson and four others, plus a K-9, escorted the prisoners to and from Council Baptist Church in Charleston, Tenn., on May 21, 2017.
When Sheriff Eric Watson took nine felons to church in May 2017, they essentially disappeared without a trace from the Bradley County Jail.
The jail has no records showing the nine men, whose crimes ranged from manufacturing methamphetamine to burglary, aggravated assault and vehicular homicide, had been taken outside the facility or brought back.
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