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Jail trusty escapes: Inmate on 'can crew' runs into woods

Published: 9:29 AM, 11/29/2012

Author: Nelson Morais
Source: The Newport Plain Talk

NEWPORT-A trusty picking up litter with other inmates on a "can crew" took off running into some woods and escaped on Monday, Nov. 26, the Cocke County Sheriff's Department has reported.

Michael Teal, 25, of 535 8th St., in Newport, was in jail for a violation of probation related to forgery and theft of property, and is not considered dangerous, Cocke County Sheriff Armando Fontes said.

Before his run to freedom, Teal had also been charged with the sale and delivery of drugs, and fraudulent use of a credit card, according to a spokesman for the Cocke County Jail.

For more details, please see the Thursday edition of the Newport Plain Talk.

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