Police search for inmate who walked off work detail

Published 9:55 pm Monday, February 20, 2017


Police are searching for a Carter County inmate that walked off a work detail on Monday afternoon.
According to reports James E. Walton, 47, an inmate of the Carter County Detention Center, walked away from the work detail in Roan Mountain around 3 p.m. As of press time, officers were still searching for the escapee.
Walton was being housed in the detention center on a violation of probation charge.
If you have information regarding his whereabouts please contact the Carter County Sheriff’s Ofice at 423-543-2211 or your local law enforcement agency.

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