Escaped Tennessee inmate returns to jail after 7 hours

July 5, 2019

WAVERLY, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee authorities say an escaped inmate has surrendered himself back into custody after a seven hour stint on the loose.

The Humphreys County Sheriff’s Office told news outlets 45-year-old Steven Ray Hamm returned to Humphreys County Jail on Friday morning, having made a break toward a nearby highway and spending the night on the run.

Hamm is being detained at the jail on pretrial charges of theft of property, burglary of a motor vehicle, failure to appear and failure to pay child support. On top of it, he’ll now face escape charges.

It’s unclear how Hamm escaped.

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