Inmate recaptured after running from Union County deputies

Colby Allen Savage (source: Union County Sheriff's Office)

MAYNARDVILLE (WATE) – An inmate who tried to get away from Union County jailers while being transported to another county has been recaptured.

Jail officials in Union County say Colby Allen Savage was being taken to the Grainger County jail around 4 p.m. when he pretended to be sick and asked the driver to roll down the window. Savage then jumped out the window, still handcuffed, while the car was still moving.

Savage ran off and was caught by the sheriff near a mountainside. The Knox County Sheriff’s Office assisted with the search with their helicopter. No injuries were reported in the incident.

 

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