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4 inmates sought after Christmas jailbreak

11 months 2 weeks 1 day ago Monday, December 26 2016 Dec 26, 2016 December 26, 2016 12:18 PM December 26, 2016 in News
Source: Associated Press
Image via WATE: (Left to right) Eric Click, Harce Allen, David Frazier, John Shehee

NEWPORT - Authorities in Tennessee are searching for four inmates who broke out of jail on Christmas.

Media reports quote the Cocke County Sheriff's Office as saying six inmates escaped from the jail early Sunday after removing a toilet from the wall and going through a hole behind it that led to the outside of the facility.

A statement by the sheriff says that prior plumbing repairs had loosened the concrete holding the toilet and leaking water had rusted the bolts holding it.

The reports say two inmates were caught by Christmas evening, but four remain on the run: John Thomas Shehee and Harce Wade Allen, both 28 years old; Eric S. Click, 29; and David Wayne Frazier, 54.

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