Three inmates escape from Tennessee jail

The search is on for three inmates who escaped from a Tennessee jail.

Posted: Nov. 9, 2017 1:00 PM
Updated: Nov. 9, 2017 1:09 PM

MACON COUNTY, Tenn. (WLFI) — The search is on for three inmates who escaped from a Tennessee jail.

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Police say Dylan Cecil Ferguson, Jeffrey Strong and Matt White may have dug a tunnel and got out through a wall in their prison cell.

The Macon County Sheriff's Office says the escapees went to a relative's house and stole a Ford truck.

The vehicle was found Thursday, but the men had already fled.

Ferguson is now on the Tennessee Bureau of investigation's top ten most wanted list.

He was convicted of homicide linked to the death of Brandon Fye.

Fye's mother was disappointed when she heard what happened.

"He damaged the facility before and now he's gotten away with it so I just wonder how strong their security is for this county jail," she said.

People with information about these escapees are asked to contact the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

A reward is being offered for information that leads to Ferguson's arrest.

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