Hamblen County Sheriff’s Office searches for escaped inmate

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Courtesy: Hamblen County Sheriff’s Office

The Hamblen County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a man they say escaped the jail Saturday afternoon.

William George Phillips, Jr., escaped through the workhouse around 3 p.m.

A spokesperson for the sheriff’s department says that Phillips has been in the workhouse many times. In the past, he has been allowed to work at the rescue squad and several other places. However, today he just walked away.

If you see Phillips, call the sheriff’s office at 423-586-3781.

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