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Inmate Recaptured After Brief Escape In Rutherford County

Inmate Recaptured After Brief Escape In Rutherford County

CREATED Jun 6, 2014

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, Tenn. – A 20-year-old inmate was recaptured about two hours after he escaped from a sheriff’s deputy escorting him to jail in Rutherford County.

The Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office said Travis Barrett sprinted away from a sheriff’s office vehicle outside the Judicial Building around 9 a.m. Thursday.

He was wearing civilian clothes when he was taken into custody outside Drug Court in order to be taken to jail. He was handcuffed and being led to the vehicle along with two other inmates when he took off. The deputy notified supervisors, but stayed with the other two inmates.

Officials coordinated a search for Barrett, and leads brought them to an area near Kings Highway off Old Ford Parkway.

Deputies arrived at an area on January Street and saw Barrett running behind the home, where he jumped two fences.

He eventually surrendered to a deputy, and was taken into custody approximately two hours after his escape.

Barrett, who had initially only faced misdemeanor charges, was charged with felony escape and theft.

His bond was set at $7,500.