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Jailbreak Manhunt: Tennessee authorities apprehend five of six inmates who escaped jail through leaky toilet

December 27, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Jailbreak Manhunt: Tennessee authorities apprehend five of six inmates who escaped jail through leaky toilet

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Six inmates manage jailbreak through faulty toilet

Tennessee authorities five of six inmates who managed a jailbreak on Christmas Day by utilizing a leaky toilet have been recaptured.

Cocke County Sheriff’s Officials said the convicts removed the rusted bolts from the toilet bowl inside the Cooke County Jail cell, in Newport and squeeze through the hole that led to the outside of the detention facility, ABC News reported.

Police have since captured two inmates involved in the jailbreak, identified as John Mark Speir and Steven Lewis and arrested two people who aided Speir on the outside officials said.

Authorities said 28-year-old John Thomas Shehee, an accused arsonist, along with probation violator Harce Wade Allen, 28, Eric S. Click, 29, a drug possession suspect were all apprehended.

Police say the remaining fugitive still-at-large, identified as 54-year-old David Wayne Frazier, who was in custody for aggravated robbery and weapon possession by a convicted felon, is considered to be armed and dangerous.

A statement by the sheriff said recent plumbing repairs helped loosen the concrete holding the toilet and leaking water had rusted the bolts holding it in place.

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