Hawkins County deputies search for escaped inmate

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Deputies in Hawkins County are searching for an escaped inmate who walked away from a work detail.

The Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office says between 2 and 3 p.m. on Thursday, Tyler Morgan Bryan was on a work crew at the Hawkins County Recycling/Convenience Center on Highway 11W in the Lake View area when he walked away.

Sheriff Ronnie Lawson says Bryan has a tattoo on his left arm that says “BRYAN.” He has also shaved his facial hair and cut his hair very short.

He had served 75 percent of an 11 month, 29 day sentence for violation of probation and is a misdemeanor offender.

Anyone with information should call (423) 272-7121 or (423) 272-4848.

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