Sheriff: 2 escapees from Macon County jail now in custody

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MACON COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) — Two inmates who escaped from the Macon County jail over the weekend are back in custody.

The Macon County sheriff said the two men were captured late Monday morning after a manhunt that spanned Tennessee and Kentucky.

The inmates were identified by Kentucky authorities as Joseph Whittemore, 22, and Jeremy Fuller, 25. The Allen County Sheriff’s Office said the two broke out of the jail in Lafayette Sunday night.

The men stole a van that was later located in the South Oak Forest Church Road and Fleet Road area of Adolphis in Allen County, according to investigators.

Macon County inmate stolen van

No information was immediately released about the arrests.

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