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Escaped La. trusties steal county vehicle in Tennessee

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Posted: Mar 14, 2011 3:31 PM by Russell Jones
Updated: Mar 14, 2011 3:31 PM
Source: Madison County Sheriff's Department

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Topics: jackson, tennessee, trusties, escape, stolen, vehicle, louisiana, state police, wbrz, wedgeworth, pierce

JACKSON, Tenn. - Two escaped trusties from Louisiana were spotted after stealing a county vehicle in Jackson, according to authorities.

According to the Madison County Sheriff's office, Ricky Wedgeworth and Darian Pierce hijacked a parks and recreation vehicle and tied up a county worker in Jackson.

Sheriff David Woolfork said a county parks employee was found tied up by another worker, and told investigators Wedgeworth and Pierce tied him up after threatening him with a hammer.

Wedgeworth and Pierce escaped from a State Police compound and are accused of killing David Michael Cupps, whose body was found in an Alabama hotel room last week, as they fled the state.

Authorities are searching Madison County for the vehicle, which is described as a 2009 white extended-cab Ford Ranger with Madison County Parks and Recreation on the door , and the number 37 on the bumper.

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