Two people have been arrested in Wilson County after an inmate forcibly fled from the jail.
Authorities said the incident began around 11 a.m. Thursday when the inmate, identified as Franklin Ronald Henderson, forced his way around a deputy and out of a door in the visitation area.
That began a foot pursuit with officials until Henderson got into the passenger seat of a car waiting for him. The driver of the car was identified as Rose Mary Franklin.
According to reports, Franklin drove west on Baddour Parkway before going off the road and onto railroad tracks.
Franklin continued driving on the railroad track before coming to a stop at Maple Hill Road.
Both Henderson and Franklin then got out of the vehicle and fled on foot.
After a short chase, authorities said both were taken into custody without incident.
The vehicle the two fled in was taken by officials to be processed for evidence in the ongoing investigation.
“The visitation area is currently under minor construction which could have been a contributing factor to the incident,” stated Wilson County Sheriff Robert Bryan. “We are currently reviewing our visitation policies and procedures to determine if any of them need to be amended. I want to commend the WCSO Deputies and the Lebanon Police Department for their quick response in the apprehension of both suspects.”
According to a preliminary investigation, officials said they believe this incident had been planned for some time.