NEWPORT, Tenn. – Authorities in Tennessee say they have recaptured five of the six inmates that broke out of jail Christmas day.
The Cocke County Sheriff’s Office reported the escape of six inmates 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 said that prior plumbing repairs had loosened the concrete holding the toilet, and leaking water had rusted the bolts keeping it in place.
Cocke County Sheriff Armando Fonest told WBIR-TV that five of the inmates had been recaptured by Monday night, according to News Channel 5.
The U.S. Marshal Service is now involved in the manhunt for David Wayne Frazier, 54, according to Cocke County News. He was the only escapee considered dangerous. Frazier was being held on charges of robbery and convicted felon with a firearm.