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Police Arrest Escaped Inmate

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Posted at 6:59 AM, Dec 04, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-04 07:59:36-05

Deputies have captured the escaped Montgomery County inmate.

The nonviolent inmate escaped from the Montgomery County Workhouse Thursday night.

Officials with the MCSO said it happened around 6:30 p.m. when 24-year-old Jeremy Lee Hummel escaped while he and other inmates were loading a kitchen van.

He was last seen heading east on Paradise Hill Rd wearing an orange jumpsuit and black tennis shoes.

Deputies along with the assistance of Clarksville Police officers and K9 teams searched in the area of Paradise Hill Road.

A neighbor told deputies that Hummel was located at the Waffle House on North Second.

The inmate ran across the street when he saw deputies, but was quickly arrested in the Budget Brakes parking lot.

“It unfortunate that Hummel made the poor decision that he did,” said Sheriff Fuson. “Thankfully due to the hard work of our deputies along with CPD officers, Hummel was quickly placed back into custody and no one was injured.”

Medics cleared Hummel and deputies transported him to the Montgomery County Jail.
He has been charged with escape and his bond has been set at $100,000.

Hummel is a nonviolent offender serving time for theft and simple possession. He has been in custody since Nov. 13 and sentenced for 364 days. He moved over to the workhouse to begin serving his on Dec. 2.