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Overton Co. Escaped Inmate Captured In Cookeville

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OVERTON COUNTY, Tenn. - An Overton County Jail inmate who escaped from a work crew was taken back into custody Friday night.

The Overton County Sheriff's Department said 38-year-old Johnny Nathan Crossman was apprehended at a home in Cookeville after a 3-hour phone conversation trying to convince him to give up his location.

Crossman was working in the jail's garden in the Rickman Community last Monday when he walked away. 

He will now be charged with felony escape.

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