U.S. Marshals catch Kentucky fugitive in Kingsport

U.S. Marshals catch Kentucky fugitive in Kingsport


KINGSPORT (WATE) - The Kentucky fugitive on the run for more than two years who was spotted last month in Grainger County was caught by U.S. Marshals Wednesday in Kingsport.

Brandon Saylor, 29, was wanted for aggravated armed robbery in Washington County, Tenn. He escaped from the Kentucky Dept. of Corrections and has been on the run since 2011.

He was spotted in late April at home in Bean Station, but escaped arrest by local authorities.

On Wednesday, U.S. Marshals with the Smoky Mountain Fugitive Task Force caught up with Saylor in Kingsport.

Around 7 p.m., law enforcement agents surrounded a home on Whispering Hills Drive, not far from the Eastman Chemical Company plant.

Saylor attempted to escape through a side door, but officials were there to capture him.

In 2011, Saylor escaped from a state prison in Marion County, Ky., where he was serving a 17-year sentence for burglary, felon in possession of a firearm, wanton endangerment and evading police.

Marshals said he used an alias to avoid capture for more than two years.

In Feb. 2013, Saylor allegedly robbed a home in Harlan County, Ky. and stole guns. The U.S. Marshals were called in at that point to assist in his arrest.

Saylor was taken to the Washington County Sheriff's Office to face charges for aggravated burglary.

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