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2 Monroe County Inmates Steal Truck, Escape

2 Monroe County Inmates Steal Truck, Escape

CREATED Jul 20, 2014

MADISONVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Authorities say two Monroe County jail inmates stole a vehicle and escaped from a work detail.

According to WBIR-TV, the Monroe County Sheriff's Office says Tony Joe Carroll and Ricky Burnette were working at a convenience center when they stole an SUV belonging to one of the site supervisors and drove away.

Authorities say the men are driving a gold 2006 Ford Explorer with the Tennessee tag 325 RMV.

Officials say Carroll has been serving time for charges of theft, vandalism, auto burglary and destruction of valuable papers.

Burnette has been serving time for driving on a suspended license, manufacture of schedule II drugs, drug paraphernalia and violation of parole.

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