Second escaped Monroe County inmate turns himself in

Second escaped Monroe County inmate turns himself in

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Tony Joe Carroll (source: Monroe County Sheriff's Office) Tony Joe Carroll (source: Monroe County Sheriff's Office)

MADISONVILLE (WATE) - The second of two escaped inmates from Monroe County turned himself into authorities in Polk County Tuesday saying he was tired of running.

The Monroe County Sheriff's Office says Tony Joe Carroll contacted the U.S. Marshal Service saying law enforcement was everywhere he went or officers had just been there.

He was picked up by law enforcement in Polk County and returned to the Monroe County Jail. Additional charges against Carroll are pending.

Previous story: One of two missing Monroe County inmates recaptured

Deputies say Carroll and Burnette were working a trustee detail at a local convenience center on July 18 when they stole a vehicle belonging to one of the site supervisors and left.

Carroll was in jail on charges of theft, vandalism, auto burglary and destruction of valuable papers. Burnette was charged with driving on a suspended license, manufacture of Schedule II drugs, drug paraphernalia and violation of parole. Both were trustees in good standing.

Burnette was taken into custody on July 25.

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