Update: Escaped inmate from Grundy County has been captured

Update: The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office said Kenneth Franklin was captured without incident. 

Officials said he was caught in Marion County late Friday evening. 

More information will be released after an investigation. 

Chattanooga, TN (WDEF)- 43-year-old Kenneth Jason Franklin escaped Wednesday evening from Grundy County while attending a worship service behind the jail. 

The sheriffs office said Franklin asked to go to the bathroom and he was allowed to go unsupervised. That’s when he fled.

Franklin has been in jail since April 9th.

Grundy County residents said officers should keep a better eye on their inmates.

"I think what they should have done instead of letting him go to the bathroom by himself, I think they should have a police officer went in there with him to watch him that way he couldn’t escape," said Sarah Smith.

If you know where he is, please give them a call.

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