Cocke County inmate escapes into nearby woods

Cocke County inmate escapes into nearby woods

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Michael Teal (source: Cocke County Sheriff's Office) Michael Teal (source: Cocke County Sheriff's Office)

NEWPORT (WATE) - Cocke County deputies are looking for a jail trusty who escaped Monday. 

The sheriff's department says 25-year-old Michael Teal was picking up litter with other inmates when he took off.
 
Deputies say he ran into some nearby woods. 

Teal was in jail for a violation of probation related to forgery and theft of property. Sheriff Armando Fontes says he is not considered dangerous. 

If you have any information about his whereabouts, call (423) 623-6004.

 

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