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Escapees


David R. Brownell, TOMIS #97667 Photo of David R. Brownell, TOMIS #97667
Escaped February 28, 1986 from the Nashville Community Service Center
Offense/Sentence: Vehicle Homicide/Embezzlement Business (6 convictions), 13 Years
Subject walked away from a minimum security work detail.

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Paul Carr, TOMIS #111872 Photo of Paul Carr, TOMIS #111872
Escaped September 24, 1990 from the Knoxville Community Service Center
Offense/Sentence:Stolen Property Received (Over $100)/Burglary 2nd Degree/Burglary Tools-Possession (6 convictions), 14 Years
Subject left his assigned minimum security unit after dark to make good his escape.

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Clifton Carter, TOMIS #58769 Photo of Clifton Carter, TOMIS #58769
Escaped July 16, 1965 from the Fort Pillow Prison and Farm
Offense/Sentence: Robbery-Armed With Deadly Weapon, 10 Years
Subject escaped while on work assignment as a minimum security farm worker. Subject escaped by jumping from a truck while delivering farm crops.

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Antonio A. Castro, TOMIS #132315 Photo of Antonio A. Castro, TOMIS #312315
Escaped February 22, 1992 from the Nashville Community Service Center
Offense/Sentence: Theft of Property-$10,000-$60,000, 4 Years
Subject failed to return from a 3 day furlough.

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Larry P. Chism, TOMIS #76559 Photo of Larry P. Chism, TOMIS #76559

Escaped September 13, 1978 from the Turney Center Industrial Prison
Offense/Sentence: Robbery-Armed With Deadly Weapon/Carnal Knowledge (12-18)/Heroin Sell Sch. 1/Synnarcotic Other-Sch. 2 (6 convictions), 40 Years
During a supervised trip away from the prison under guard by correctional officers, conspirators had hidden weapons and made them available to prisoners. Four prisoners, including Chism, used the firearms to overpower officers and escape.

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Michael Cisewski, TOMIS #86224 Photo of Michael Cisewski, TOMIS #86224
Escaped July 31, 1982 from the Nashville Community Service Center
Offense/Sentence: Robbery/Armed With Deadly Weapon, 10 Years
Subject left a minimum custody facility for a work detail and did not return.

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Steve Collins, TOMIS #71552 Photo of Steve Collins, TOMIS #71552
Escaped September 18, 1973 from the Knoxville Community Service Center
Offense/Sentence: Attempt to Commit Felony-Burglary, 3 Years

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Edward H. Gray, TOMIS #83798 Photo of Edward H. Gray, TOMIS #83798
Escaped August 28, 1980 from the Fort Pillow Prison and Farm
Offense/Sentence: Burglary 2nd Degree/Burglary 3rd Degree (3 convictions), 5 Years
Subject failed to return from a furlough.

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Warren David Harris, TOMIS #72323 Photo of Warren David Harris, TOMIS #72323
Escaped April 3, 1975 from the Memphis CRC
Offense/Sentence: Grand Larceny (4 convictions), 8 Years
Subject bolted from the security office of the release center and escaped.

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Samuel Harvey, TOMIS #40904 Photo of Samuel Harvey, TOMIS #40904
Escaped December 6, 1950 from the Tennessee State Penitentiary
Offense/Sentence: Grand Larceny (4 convictions), 9 Years

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Fugitive Apprehension Procedures


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Tennessee Department of Correction - Internal Affairs (24 hours a day, 7 days a week) (615) 741-7144 or Tennessee Bureau of Investigations (24 hours a day, 7 days a week) 1-800-824-3463 (1-800-TBI-FIND)

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Tennessee Department of Correction
Director of Internal Affairs
320 6th Avenue North
6th Floor, Rachel Jackson Building
Nashville, Tennessee 37243-0465