Inmate who escapes jail in middle Tennessee captured

Escaped inmate Gary Blankenship

The Van Buren County Sheriff's Office called FOX 17 News to say Gary Blankenship has been captured.


An inmate has escaped a middle Tennessee jail.

The escapee who escaped the Van Buren County Jail on Saturday is identified as 28-year-old Gary Blankenship, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

Blankenship is described as a white man with a full beard and a tattoo on his neck. He was last wearing a tan jumpsuit.

Anyone with information regarding the wherabouts of Blankenship is asked to call police.

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