In the early morning hours of Christmas Day, six inmates incarcerated at the Cocke County Jail Annex of Tennessee managed to escape the facility by crawling through a hole behind a toilet.
The unique escape was possible due to a water leak behind one of the stainless steal toilets. “Apparently the bolts holding the unit rusted out and there was prior damage to the concrete due to plumbing repairs,” the county sheriff revealed to news outlets. “The inmates vandalized the lavatory removing it from the wall and gained access to a hole which led outside of the facility.”
Two of the six escapees, John Mark Speir and Steven Lewis, have been caught so far. Lewis was captured after an extended foot chase in Tennessee’s Carson Springs Community. Speir was caught illegally being housed by Daniel Speir and Jarred Schoondermark, who are now being charged with harboring a fugitive.
The other four inmates are still at large: John Thomas Shehee, Harce Wade Allen, Eric S Click, and David Wayne Frazier.
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