Grundy Co. recaptures suspect who escaped during booking overnight

ALTAMONT, Tennessee (WDEF) – The Grundy County Sheriff’s Department has recaptured a suspect who bolted in the middle of the night.

They were booking Thomas Jason Parson around Two AM on drug charges.

But he managed to escape custody and get away from officers.

He shouldn’t have been hard to sport, wearing a bright orange hoodie and being handcuffed.

The escape lasted about four hours, until officers found him hiding in a house he had broken into on Cabbage Patch Road.

The owner wasn’t home at the time.

Now Parson also faces new charges of escape and aggravated burglary.

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