SULLIVAN COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL) – After three inmates escaped from the Sullivan County Jail early Friday morning, Sheriff Jeff Cassidy’s office says they may be fleeing in a vehicle.
On Sunday, the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office stated in a tweet, that the escaped inmates may be in Pulaski, Va.
According to a release from the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office, officers are searching for a White 2001 Short Bed Chevrolet Silverado with Tennessee registration 830GSD. The release date did not specify a suspected direction of travel.
“Our primary focus continues to be the apprehension of the escaped inmates,” A release from Cassidy’s office states. “Reward money is still being offered by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the United States Marshals Service for information leading to the location and apprehension of the escaped inmates.”
A combined reward of up to $22,500 has been offered for information leading to the capture of the men. The three were added to the TBI’s Most Wanted List on Friday.
Their descriptions can be found below:
- Tobias Wayne Carr, 38 years old. 5 feet and 11 inches. 160 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes
- Johnny Shane Brown, 50 years old. 5 feet and 11 inches. 200 pounds with gray hair and brown eyes
- Timothy Allen Sarver, 45 years old. 6 feet and 2 inches. 235 pounds with strawberry blond hair and green eyes
SCSO previously stated that the three men are believed to have climbed into an overhead air vent, through the jail’s HVAC system. Afterward, they disappeared into the Sullivan County community.
In response to their escape, Sullivan County Schools were placed into “a secure” state throughout Friday. This meant that the doors of each building were locked and checked regularly. Faculty, students and staff were also only able to exit and enter the building on a limited basis.
Anyone with information regarding the inmates’ whereabouts is encouraged to call 1-800-TBI-FIND.