Cocke County inmate captured after walking off work detail

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COCKE COUNTY, Tenn. (WATE) – An inmate deputies in Cocke County say walked away from a work detail has been recaptured and a woman charged with accessory after the fact.

Christopher Smith, 41, was taken into custody Wednesday afternoon after narcotics officers spotted him in a black Nissan. Smith was wiht Amanda Ball, 42.

Smith was on the run for around 21 hours after walking away from a work detail while being part of a work release program.

Smith and Ball were found in possession of a .22 caliber rifle.

Smith has been charged with felony possession of a firearm and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Ball has been charged with accessory after the fact, felony possession of a firearm, driving on a suspended license and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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