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Escaped Inmate From Bledsoe County Arrested Near Nashville

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - An inmate who walked away from a work detail in Bledsoe County Sunday night has been taken back into custody by the Tennessee Department of Correction.

Jeffery Lynn Carter, age 32, was arrested Wednesday evening at a home in Madison. Officials said he was taken into custody without incident.

An affidavit said Carter's sister Vickie Bouwens drove to Bledsoe County to pick him up after his escape, and then took him to a hotel in Goodlettsville. She has been charged with facilitation to escape, a felony.

Carter was serving a 21-year prison sentence for convictions in Davidson County of aggravated robbery and attempted aggravated robbery. His sentence was scheduled to expire in 2018.

He was transported to the Riverbend Maximum Security Institution and could face an additional five years in prison.

Carter was operating a tractor at a prison farm in Pikeville when he jumped from the machine and ran into some woods at about 7 p.m. Sunday.

TDOC Agents along with the U.S. Marshal's Middle Tennessee Fugitive Task Force, Metropolitan Nashville Police, TBI, THP and the Bledsoe County Sheriff's Office all aided in capturing Carter.

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