Escaped Tennessee inmate taken into custody


Escaped Tennessee inmate Phillip Doane is back in custody.

(NewsNation) — The search for an escaped Tennessee inmate has come to an end. Authorities captured Phillip Doane on Sunday evening.

The Knox County Sheriff’s Office said Doane, 29, of Knoxville, escaped Sunday from a facility during work release on Maloneyville Road just before 4 p.m. He was taken into custody hours later.

Doane was incarcerated for a violation of probation and aggravated domestic assault.

Knox County Sheriff Tom Spangler thanked the Knoxville Police Department for their help in capturing Doane.

Doane’s escape and capture comes on the heels of an 11-day statewide manhunt in Alabama that ended with a car chase, crash and the death of a female corrections officer. Meanwhile, another manhunt is underway for a dangerous escaped inmate — this time in Texas.

Texas authorities continued their search Sunday for the escaped inmate they identified as a member of the Mexican mafia.

According to authorities, Gonzalo Lopez escaped prison after stabbing a transport bus driver in a rural county between Houston and Dallas.

Check back for updates as this story is developing.

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