Tennessee inmate escapes custody en route to receive COVID-19 test


GRUNDY COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – An inmate in Tennessee escaped custody while authorities were taking him to get a COVID test in Grundy County.

Deputies are searching for Anthony Burnette. He escaped their custody as he was being transported for a COVID-19 test.

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He was last seen entering the woods behind the health department in Grundy County. He is handcuffed, barefoot and wearing orange inmate clothes.

Authorities deployed a helicopter and a dog team in their continued search efforts.

Burnette is charged with drug possession and criminal trespass. If you see him, call 911.

This is a developing story. Stay with News 2 and WKRN.com for updates.


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