Peter Osagiede, TOMIS #98180
Escaped December 12, 1983 from the Turney Center Industrial Prison and Farm
Offense/Sentence: Rape, 10 Years
Subject failed to return from an emergency furlough.
Robert Poteat, TOMIS #72447Escaped April 6, 1974 from the Chattanooga Community Service Center
Offense/Sentence:Petit Larceny/Burglary - 2nd Degree (3 convictions), 3 Years
John David Rowlette, TOMIS #89350
Escaped June 16, 1981 from the Knoxville Community Service Center
Offense/Sentence: Burglary 1st Degree, 5 Years
Subject left a community service center for work at approximately 9 a.m. and failed to return.
Robert Houston Sanders, TOMIS #106391Escaped April 20, 1990 from the Tennessee State Penitentiary
Offense/Sentence: Aggravated Kidnapping/Robbery - Armed with Deadly Weapon/Burglary - 2nd Degree/Aggravated Assault/Burglary - 3rd Degree/Attempt to Commit Felony - Burglary/Petit Larceny (10 convictions), 81 Years
Subject walked away from a minimum security unit.
Wesley Sawchuck, TOMIS #88065Escaped May 30, 1980 from the Tennessee State Penitentiary
Offense/Sentence: Attempt to Commit Felony - Burglary, 1 Year 6 Months
Subject escaped from a minimum security compound during evening hours. Subject eluded security and was not observed leaving.
Richard Simmons, TOMIS #67949Escaped November 18, 1981 from the Nashville Community Service Center
Offense/Sentence: Murder 1, 50 Years
Subject was assigned as a trusty to work at the state government motor pool. Subject left the job site without authorization.
Barbara Sue Sloan, TOMIS #85257Escaped September 2, 1979 from the Nashville Community Service Center
Offense/Sentence: Passing Forged Checks, 3 Years
Burton Smith, TOMIS #55197Escaped September 21, 1961 from the Tennessee State Penitentiary
Offense/Sentence: Grand Larceny/Petit Larceny (3 convictions), 4 Years
Vanessa Denise Smith, TOMIS #89103Escaped October 11, 1980 from the Memphis Community Service Center
Offense/Sentence: Arson - Setting a Fire, 1 Year
Ronald D. Welch, TOMIS #73930
Escaped June 21, 1975 from the Tennessee State Penitentiary
Offense/Sentence: Robbery Simple/Burglary - 3rd Degree (2 convictions), 5 Years
Escaped September 2, 1988 from the Tennessee State Penitentiary
Offense/Sentence: Fraud - Credit Card/Forgery - Checks (5 convictions), 6 Years 1 day
Subject failed to return from an approved furlough.
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