Sheriff: Suspect steals a kayak at Blyther Ferry to make his escape

DAYTON, Tennessee (WDEF) – The search is on for a suspect that authorities tried to arrest in the Blythe Ferry area.

The suspect was wanted in another jurisdiction.

TWRA officers and the Rhea County Sheriff’s Office tied to arrest the subject at the old ferry landing.

But the suspect fled on foot and eventually stole a kayak to make his escape.

Sheriff’s Officials say they are familiar with the individual and have gotten warrants for him for the stolen kayak.

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