GRUNDY COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – An inmate in Tennessee escaped custody while authorities were taking him to get a COVID test in Grundy County.
Deputies are searching for Anthony Burnette. He escaped their custody as he was being transported for a COVID-19 test.
He was last seen entering the woods behind the health department in Grundy County. He is handcuffed, barefoot and wearing orange inmate clothes.
Authorities deployed a helicopter and a dog team in their continued search efforts.
Burnette is charged with drug possession and criminal trespass. If you see him, call 911.
This is a developing story. Stay with News 2 and WKRN.com for updates.