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Escapees


Gerald Lyle Hemp, TOMIS #98211 Photo of Gerald Lyle Hemp, TOMIS #98211
Escaped July 10, 1974 from the Lantana Center
Offense/Sentence: 30+ Gms. Cocaine Manu/Del/Sell/Poss/Consp, 40 Years

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Phillip Reed Huddleston, TOMIS #96755Photo of Phillip Reed Huddleston, TOMIS #96755
Escaped February 16, 1983 from the Nashville Community Service Center
Offense/Sentence: Burglary 3rd Degree, 3 Years

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Paul Nolan Jefferson, TOMIS #84597 Photo of Paul Nolan Jefferson, TOMIS #84597
Escaped June 29, 1979 from the Knoxville Community Service Center
Offense/Sentence: Burglary 1st Degree (2 convictions), 5 Years
Subject left a community service center for a work program and failed to report for work or return to the facility.

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Willie T. Listen, TOMIS #50295 Photo of Willie T. Listen, TOMIS #50295
Escaped August 29, 1957 from the Tennessee State Penitentiary
Offense/Sentence: Petit Larceny, 3 Years
Subject escaped while on work assignment at the state capitol.

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Linda A. Long, TOMIS #57902 Photo of Linda A. Long, TOMIS #57902
Escaped August 24, 1964 from the Tennessee Prison for Women
Offense/Sentence: Forgery - Checks (3 convictions), 6 Years

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Chester Manis, TOMIS #39207Photo of Chester Manis, TOMIS #39207

Escaped May 30, 1946 from the Fort Pillow Prison and Farm
Offense/Sentence: Robbery Simple (6 convictions), 8 Years


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Brett Allan McCarthy, TOMIS #96452 Photo of Brett Allan McCarthy, TOMIS #96452
Escaped January 5, 1983 from the DeBerry Correctional Institution
Offense/Sentence: Stolen Property Received (Under $100), 3 Years
Subject failed to return from a furlough.

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Robert Albert Meadows, TOMIS #67323 Photo of Robert Albert Meadows, TOMIS #67323
Escaped July 22, 1972 from the Nashville Community Service Center
Offense/Sentence: Robbery - Armed with Deadly Weapon (2 convictions), 15 Years
Subject walked away from a minimum security work release center.

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James Steven Miller, TOMIS #72449 Photo of James Steven Miller, TOMIS #72449

Escaped November 4, 1976 from the Tennessee State Penitentiary
Offense/Sentence: Assault with Intent to Murder/Robbery - Armed with Deadly Weapon (2 convictions), 50 Years
Subject hid inside a truck that was leaving from behind the secure perimeter fence and effected his escape along with another subject.

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Fugitive Apprehension Procedures


If you have information, please email or contact us at:


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)

Our mailing address is:


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