One inmate caught, another still on the run after escape in Fentress County

Posted at 3:03 PM, Jul 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-20 07:15:27-04

FENTRESS COUNTY, Tenn. (WTVF) — The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation reported one of two inmates who escaped custody in Fentress County was caught early Tuesday.

Casey Ridenour, 22, was taken into custody. But, the search remains for Charles Kennedy, 35.

The pair escaped custody near the Highland Manor Winery.

Officials asked for people to call 911 or the Fentress County Sheriffs Department immediately if they see Kennedy.

Kennedy is 6'4" tall, weighs 145 pounds, has brown hair, brown eyes, a beard, and is possibly wearing glasses. He was last seen wearing orange pants and white t-shirts.

The pair has been added to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation's Most Wanted list. Both are wanted by the Fentress County Sheriff’s Office and the TBI for Felony Escape, Felony Evading, and Theft of a Vehicle.

The Jamestown City Police, Cumberland County Sheriffs Dept. Crossville City Police, Tennessee Highway Patrol Air and Ground units, and Roane County Sheriffs Dept. are all assisting with the search of the escaped inmates.