Blount County inmate who walked off from work release located, arrested

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MARYVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – The Blount County Sheriff’s Office says they located and arrested escaped inmate Larry Garner after he had walked off from a work release Wednesday.

BCSO saying they located Garner behind a retail store on East Broadway around 3 p.m.

No further information was available.

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Blount County authorities are searching for an inmate who walked off from a work release Wednesday.

Blount County Sheriff James Lee Berrong is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Larry Garner, an inmate who walked off from work release from the Blount County Animal Shelter on Currie Avenue in Maryville this morning.

Garner, who is now clean-shaven with short hair was last seen wearing blue jeans, a blue t-shirt and a baseball hat with the Blount County Animal Shelter logo.

While considered a non-violent inmate, Blount County authorities ask anyone who sees Garner or knows of his whereabouts to call 911.

Blount County Sheriff’s Office is continuing to search for Garner in the Currie Avenue. Eagleton area with assistance from the Knox County Sheriff’s Office Airwatch.

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