RUTHERFORD COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) — Members of multiple law enforcement agencies teamed up to track down an inmate from the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center who reportedly walked away from a Murfreesboro work detail on Friday.

According to the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office, Matthew Kennamer, 41, of Murfreesboro, was last seen around 1:15 p.m. on Friday, March 24, working on lawn care at the detention center grounds in the 900 block of New Salem Highway.

Officials said Rutherford County deputies, Murfreesboro police officers, Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) troopers, and Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) officers searched the area, with the help of drones, K9s, and a THP helicopter.

They reportedly received assistance from the Rutherford County Emergency Management Agency and the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office

“We don’t feel like the public is in danger,” Rutherford County Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh said.

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Shortly before 4:45 p.m. on Friday, authorities announced Kennamer had been taken into custody following a three-hour search.

According to authorities, Kennamer was found at a home about two miles from the sheriff’s office along New Salem Highway.

“Through the investigation, we learned he was at a home,” Patrol Lt. Will Holton said. “Deputies set up a perimeter in the area. He surrendered.”

Fitzhugh thanked the responding agencies for their help.

“Everybody did a great job,” the sheriff said.

Officials said he was charged with felony escape, adding that he is being held without bond for his previous charge of felony violation of probation.   

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